Learning English Useful Links
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Free Online Self-Study Websites
BBC Learning – English See what we have
British Council (a lot of free resources for all levels)
Harvard – edX (Harvard University English learning resources with some interesting topics for learners)
Learn American English Online (Free resources available for self-study)
Other links worth sharing
The Guardian Newspaper
Free resource for those self-studying, taking an IELTS test, Cambridge Advanced, Cambridge Proficiency or BEC Higher, there are relevant articles for free for you.
For those who like more visual learning tools
WARNING – The Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary can be great fun.
What is it?
- It’s a dictionary! It’s a thesaurus!
- Look up words to find their meanings and associations with other words and concepts.
- Produce diagrams reminiscent of a neural net.
- Play with the results by using the search box to look up a word, double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom.
Click to visit the website and type in lucky in the search box
Visuwords™ uses Princeton University’s WordNet, an opensource database built by University students and language researchers. Combined with a visualization tool and user interface built from a combination of modern web technologies, Visuwords™ is available as a free resource to all.
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