There has never been a better time to learn English because of the Internet. You can now find hundreds of resources on the World Wide Web that can help you improve your English faster. In addition to studying English through the Lone Star College Intensive English Program, you can get on the Internet and practice your English by reading online newspapers and magazines, taking part in chats and dialogs, and sending e-mail to your classmates and friends. The following websites are useful resources to practice and improve your English. If you find other resources that are not listed here, please e-mail them to me (Masoud Shafiei at shafieim@lonestar.edu), and I'll post them on this website.

Websites

Website Grammar Writing Listening & Speaking (Pronunciation) Reading & Vocabulary
Activities for ESL Learners X X
American English Pronunciation X
Business English Exercises X X X
California Distance Learning Project X X
CBC-ESL X
EFL.Net X
ELLLO: English Language Listening Lab Online X
English as a Second Language X X X X
English Club X X X X
English Page: Online ESL Source X X X
ESL Gold X X X X
ESL Party Land X
ESL Resource Center X X X X
Focus English (Listening) X
Guide to Writing a Basic Essay X
Interesting Things for ESL Students X X
Subject-Verb Agreement X
Phonetics X
Purdue University Online Writing Lab X X
Resources for ESL X X X
Skills Wise X X X X
Spelling Rules X
The Internet TESL Journal X X
Writer's Web X X

 

Newspapers, Magazines, and Other Media

BBC World Service - Learning English New Yorker
Boston Globe New York Post
Chicago Tribune New York Times
CNN TED
Economist  Time
International Herald Tribune USA Today
Los Angeles Times Voice of America
National Geographic Wall Street Journal
Newsweek Washington Post