Useful Links 2017-06-20T15:14:20+00:00

Here are just a few useful websites that can support students with their English learning needs away from the classroom.

 

Finding the Right Words

Bilingual Dictionaries

www.leo.org

www.dict.cc

Monolingual Dictionaries

www.businessdictionary.com

http://learnersdictionary.com (American English)

www.dictionary.com

www.urbandictionary.com

Translation Guides

https://translate.google.com/

www.linguee.com

Synonyms and Antonyms

www.thesaurus.com

Apps

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

British English

http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/

American English

https://www.engvid.com/

http://www.learnamericanenglishonline.com/

Podcasts: Learn vocabulary and practice your listening skills

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/the-english-we-speak

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/6-minute-english

Learn English through Songs

http://www.esolcourses.com/topics/learn-english-with-songs.html

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!

And here something more visual, a few more links to sites of interest:

Wikimedia Commons – freely usable media files

Creative Commons search tool

Please remember creative commons material is free to use but you must make reference to the author or source.

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.