Links For Students



Grammar Speaks: Betty's Talking Heads
Developed to introduce the grammar charts in Understanding and Using English Grammar  and Fundamentals of English Grammar.

English the Easy Way
Short, simple explanations of many grammar terms.

Activities for ESL Students
Quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language (ESL)
This project of The Internet TESL Journal ( has thousands of contributions by many teachers.


Voice of America Special English
The latest news from around the world.  A different short feature every day about development, agriculture, health, education, economics, news events and American idioms.  15-minute in-depth features about life in the United States, news about science and space, American history, popular culture, influential Americans and short stories.


This I Believe

Listen to: "Americans from all walks of life share the personal philosophies and core values that guide their daily lives."  (includes text of audio)

Real English
Videos and lessons

California Distance Learning Project: Adult Learning Activities
Stories about living in America with audio.  Many activities go with each story, including vocabulary expansion. Highly recommended.

BBC World Service: Learning English
Numerous and varied listening-based activities that use content from BBC programs. 

English Listening Lesson Library Online : Learn English naturally by listening to speakers from all over the world.

Randals' ESL Cyber Listening Lab
A comprehensive website containing a large number of audio- and video-based listening-comprehension exercises.

Daily ESL: Conversation Starters for English Students



The Purdue Online Writing Lab
Writing, Research, Grammar and Mechanics, Style Guides, ESL (English as a Second Language), Job Search and Professional Writing.

Guide to Grammar and Writing
Very useful site packed with lessons, explanations, interactive quizzes and activities.
This is a link to all of the site's quizzes on one page.

MCC's Writing Center

Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English
Site has lessons on organizing different types of the five-paragraph essay, example essays written by students and online grammar quizzes.



The Learning Network: Teaching and Learning with the New York Times



US Higher Education: A Cultural Introduction

Useful information for students regarding educational expectations and norms in the U.S. from the Purdue OWL