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LIST OF ONLINE LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE WEBSITES (as of June 2013)
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Name WebsiteDescriptionLanguageDomainSkill(s)LevelNotesLink
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Agenda WebHundreds of exercises to learn English online: grammar exercises, verbs exercises, songs, vocabulary activities, listening, reading, videos. Phonetics, movies, grammar worksheets, flashcards, dictionary.EnglishgeneralL, R, W, G, VB, I, Awww.agendaweb.org
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BBC Learning EnglishBBC General Language Learning Website.English (UK)generalL, R, G, VB, I, Awww.bbclearningenglish.com
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Better EnglishGrammar and vocabulary exercises with feedback, for learning business English.
EnglishbusinessG, VB, I, Ahttp://www.better-english.com
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Better@EnglishFree English lessons for learning English vocabulary, idioms, slang, grammar. With downloadable podcasts (sound files and transcripts) to learn authentic conversational English.EnglishgeneralL, R, G, VB, Ihttp://www.betteratenglish.com
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Breaking News EnglishNews items with wide variety of exercises.English (UK)generalL, R, G, VB, Ihttp://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/
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British Council Learn EnglishWebsite from the British Council with games, stories, listening activities, video content and grammar exercises.English (UK)generalL, R, G, VB, Ihttp://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org
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BykiWide array of exercises and learning aids for many languages to download. Extensive electronic multi-media flash card capability (flash cards with video, audio, pronunciation assessment, pronunciation graphics), a multitude of learner games and activities.VariousgeneralL, S, R, G, VB, I, AIntroductory language learning is free. The deluxe versions cost about $100 per language. www.byki.com
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Cambridge EnglishThis site offers a comprehensive range of resources to support exam preparation, from print materials such as past papers, revision guides and coursebooks to computer resources such as sample papers, online courses and interactive games. English (UK)general
Self-Assessment
B, I, Awww.cambridgeenglish.org
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CNN Student NewsA ten-minute daily news program for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN.EnglishgeneralLAhttp://www.cnn.com/studentnews
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Defence International Training CentreWebsite of the Australian Defence International Training Centre specifically designed for military students to maintain their English language skills.English (AU)militaryL, R, WB, I, AInternet Explorer requiredwww.ditc.net.au
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Defence Language Institute - Foreign Language CenterInitial language acquisition (RAPPORT and HEADSTART2); cultural orientations/countries in perspective; accent libraries for Spanish and Arabic; Iraqi and Spanish phone conversations; Online Diagnostic Assessment in Arabic, Korean, Chinese, Russian, Farsi and other languages; Weekly Training Events; Language Survival Kits, and much more.Various
general and military
L, S, RB, I, Ahttp://www.dliflc.edu/products.html
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Dialang - Lancaster UniversityDIALANG is a language diagnosis system which reports your level of skill against the CEF scale. Skills measured are reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary. DIALANG has instructions and tests in 14 European languages.Variousgeneral
Self-Assessment
B, I, Ahttp://www.lancs.ac.uk/researchenterprise/dialan/about
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DuoLingoLearning programs for Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese and Italian. Provides listening, reading, speaking, and writing opportunities.VariousgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VB, I, ARegistration requiredwww.duolingo.com
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Ed HelperStrategies and exercises to improve reading skillsEnglishgeneralRB, I, Ahttp://www.edhelper.com/language/Context_Clues.htm
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English as 2nd LanguageESL Portal with lots of language learning materials and links to relevant websitesEnglishgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VB, I, Ahttp://esl.about.com/
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English At HomeWebsite to learn English grammar, vocabulary and speaking with games, free lessons & moreEnglishgeneralS, R, G, VB, Ihttp://www.english-at-home.com
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English ClubVarious activities, vocabulary, dictation, grammar and other skills with feedback. Has also pages with English for work (such as for nurses or police).EnglishgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VB, Ihttp://www.englishclub.com
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English for Academic PurposesUsing English for academic purposes: information and advice for students in higher education.EnglishgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VAhttp://www.uefap.co.uk
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English Language ExcercisesOnline English Lessons to improve your listening, writing, reading, vocabulary and grammar skills.EnglishgeneralL, R, G, VB, I, Awww.parapal-online.co.uk
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English Listening Lesson Library OnlineAudio and Video lessons with many different (also non-native) English accents.EnglishgeneralLB, Ihttp://www.elllo.org
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English Online FranceResources for students of English as a foreign language; includes practical advice on learning English on your own.EnglishgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VI, Ahttp://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/
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Englishpage.ComEnglish tutorials featuring dozens of interactive grammar and vocabulary exercises.EnglishgeneralG, VB, I, Ahttp://www.englishpage.com/index.html
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English-ZoneReading comprehension exercises organised by level.EnglishgeneralR, G, VB, I, Ahttp://www.english-zone.com/reading
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ESLQuizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles to help you learn English as a Second Language.EnglishgeneralR, G, VB, I, Ahttp://a4esl.org/
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ESL FastListening exercises with script. Practice conversations (in writing) with virtual "tutor Mike".EnglishgeneralS, R, WB, Ihttp://www.eslfast.com
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ESL GoldEnglish exercises, explanations, and examples for students of English; provides hundreds of pages of free information and resources. Materials are organized by skill and level for quick and easy access.EnglishgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VB, I, Awww.eslgold.net
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ESL Study HaLLProvides links to websites devoted to various aspects (reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar) of learning the English language.  Clicking on “listening” will connect students to a variety of spoken English sites. EnglishgeneralL, R, G, VI, Ahttp://home.gwu.edu/~meloni/eslstudyhall/
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ESLAmericaESL Portal with lots of language learning materials and links to relevant websites.EnglishgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VB, I, Ahttp://www.eslamerica.us/
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ESLPointESL Point provides explanations, exercises and practice quizzes for learners of English.EnglishgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VB, I, Ahttp://www.eslpoint.com
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Exam EnglishThis website is for people studying for an English language exam and contains free online practice test for the most important international ESL/EFL exams.Englishgeneral
Self-Assessment
B, I, Ahttp://www.examenglish.com/CEFR/cefr.php
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Flo-JoeExercises for English language exam preparation.English (UK)general
Self-Assessment
B, I, Ahttp://www.flo-joe.co.uk/fce/students/tests/
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FreericeUN Site with language exercises. For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.VariousgeneralG, VB, Ihttp://freerice.com/category
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GLOSSGlobal Language Online Support System (GLOSS) lessons are developed for independent learners to provide them with the learning tools for improving their foreign language skills. GLOSS currently offers 2850 reading and listening lessons in 24 languages.Various
general and military
L, R, G, VB, I, Ahttp://gloss.dliflc.edu/Default.aspx
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Guide to Grammar and WritingThis site contains dozens of digital handouts on grammar and English usage, over 170 computer graded quizzes, and recommendations on writing - from sentence structure to research papers. May need intro by teacher but can then be used independently by students.EnglishgeneralW, GI, Ahttp://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm
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Innovative LanguageBeginning, Intermediate and Advanced Language Instruction in 27 languages. Wide array of dialogues, podcasts, written material. VariousgeneralL, S, R, W, G, VB, I, ABeginning stages offered free. Premium membership with total access approx. $350 per year per individual.
http://www.innovativelanguage.com/online-language-courses
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Interesting Things for ESL StudentsA “fun site" for students of the English language. This site includes puzzles, work games, quizzes, slang, flash cards, and much more. Has audios with transcripts, incl. non-native English accents.EnglishgeneralL, R, G, VB, I, Ahttp://www.manythings.org
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iTestsA free placement test to find out which exam level is right for you as a student of English.Englishgeneral
Self-Assessment
B, I, Ahttp://www.itests.com/web/main/Home.html
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Learn English OnlineHelps students learn English online with exercises on grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary and listening at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.EnglishgeneralL, R, G, VB, I, Awww.englishlearner.com
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Learn NCTools to improve essay writing; intended for teachers, but also useful for students.EnglishgeneralWI, Ahttp://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/3529
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Learning English OnlineLearn English words, practise grammar, look at some basic rules, prepare for exams, do tests or just have fun playing games. Enjoy yourself with more than 750 exercises online.EnglishgeneralR, G, VB, Iwww.englisch-hilfen.de/en
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Learning to Learn OnlineOnline module is for anyone who wants to learn about how to learn, such as improving note taking and reading skills, writing assignments and referencing.EnglishgeneralR, WB, I, Ahttp://www.learningtolearn.group.shef.ac.uk/intro/index.html
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Listen A MinuteMore than 450 listening passages with exercises.EnglishgeneralLB, Ihttp://www.listenaminute.com
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Literacy NetThis site offers web-delivered instruction using current and past news stories. The learner can choose to read the text, listen to the text, and view a short video clip of the story. Each story has interactive activities to assess comprehension.EnglishgeneralL, RB, I, Ahttp://www.literacynet.org/cnnsf/index_cnnsf.html
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NATO e-learningNATO e-learning website with many different military related courses.EnglishmilitaryL, R, G, VB, I, ARegistration with service e-mail address requiredhttps://jadl.act.nato.int
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New York Times Learning NetworkNew York Times site with English resources on a wide range of topicsEnglish (US)generalRI, Ahttp://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/
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News in LevelsNews clips with accompanying spoken and written text at 3 levels.EnglishgeneralLB, Ihttp://www.newsinlevels.com
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One Stop EnglishSite with lots of materials for English teachers, but also useful for students.EnglishgeneralL, R, W, G, VB, I, Ahttp://www.onestopenglish.com/
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Phrase FinderWebsite explaining the meanings and origins of thousands of English sayings, phrases, idioms and expressions. Option of subscribing to 'A phrase a week', a weekly e-mail in which the origin of a commonly-used English phrase or saying is explained.EnglishgeneralR, VI, Ahttp://www.phrases.org.uk/index.html
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Purdue University Online Writing LabMore than 200 writing resources, including mechanics and style guides.EnglishgeneralWI, Ahttp://owl.english.purdue.edu/
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Raccoon EnglishOnline english lessons and printable worksheets.EnglishgeneralL, R, G, VB, I, Ahttp://canada-esl.com/
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Randall's ESL Cyber Listening LabThis site provides a variety of audio narrations (dialog) that students can listen to. The narrations are in different difficulty levels, and there are accompanying listening comprehension quizzes.English (US)generalL, RB, I, Awww.esl-lab.com
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RHL SchoolStrategies and exercises to improve reading skills, grammar and usage.EnglishgeneralR, G, VB, Ihttp://www.rhlschool.com/read11n9.html
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ScolaCopyright free materials from around the world. Insta-Lessons.
Live streams. On-the-street interviews. International radio. Documentaries, soap operas, dramas, cultural videos, newscasts. Translations from the language to English. Allows repurposing of materials. Hundreds of schools and universities participate as well as the US government.
VariousgeneralL, RB, I, ARequires a license - very reasonable cost. http://www.scola.org/
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Sounds of EnglishThis website is designed for learners of English and their teachers. It includes English pronunciation pages - pictures, sounds, and videos to help learners with their English. The site also includes listening exercises with online activities, printable worksheets, and teacher guides.EnglishgeneralL, SI, Ahttp://soundsofenglish.org/
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Study AUReading preparation for IELTS exam preparation.EnglishgeneralRI, Ahttp://www.ielts.studyau.com/
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Study ZoneStrategies to improve your language skills.EnglishgeneralL, S, R, WB, I, A
http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/e/drawconclusionsp.cfm
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Talk English.comWebiste to help learners improving their spoken English.EnglishgeneralL, S, G, VB, I, Awww.talkenglish.com
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TEDUseful site for listening; lots of interviews and talks on all sorts of things. Subtitles available in many languages.EnglishgeneralLAhttp://www.ted.com/talks
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The Effective ReaderStrategies and practice exercises to improve reading skills.EnglishgeneralRI, Ahttp://wps.ablongman.com/long_henry_er_1
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The Free DictionaryOnline dictionary and thesaurus in many languages with word/article of the day, games and a language forum.VariousgeneralG, VB, I, Ahttp://www.thefreedictionary.com/
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The GuardianEnglish learning pages of The Guardian.English (UK)generalL, RI, Ahttp://www.guardian.co.uk/education/series/learning-english
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The World TodayThe World Today has audio and transcripts from news stories, but does not provide exercises with them.English (AU)generalL, RI, Ahttp://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday
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Transparent LanguageMeasure your command of a foreign language with free proficiency tests in 14 different languages.VariousgeneralG, VB, Ihttp://www.transparent.com/language-resources/tests.html
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Using EnglishFree tool for ESL students, including English language references,
activities including tests and polls, and articles on English usage.
EnglishgeneralL, R, W, G, VB, I, Ahttp://www.usingenglish.com/esl/students/
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VocabularySize.comTest the size of your English vocabulary and affix knowledge.EnglishgeneralVI, ARegistration requiredhttp://my.vocabularysize.com/
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