Here are just a few useful websites that can support students with their English learning needs away from the classroom.
Finding the Right Words
http://learnersdictionary.com (American English)
Synonyms, Antonyms and Word Formations
https://www.wordhippo.com/ (also provides one-word translations from many languages into English)
www.grammarly.com corrects your writing while online, using firefox as your browser
www.quizlet.com : create your own wordlists and learn on the go
www.englishaday.com : receive a few multiple-choice questions every day
Free Online Self-Study Websites
Podcasts: Learn vocabulary and practice your listening skills
Learn English through Songs
Blended Learning Solution
The Boston School is also in the process of developing online courses, where you can combine self-study learning with teacher support.
We hope to launch our first course November 2017. To receive information when this service will be ready, please sign up for our e-newsletter “Chat n’ Chowder” and you’ll be the first to know!
Before you go
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.