Would you like to practice and improve your English? Learn more about American culture and area resources? Check out these useful and interesting sites:

LISTENING and SPEAKING

http://www.esl-lab.com/ - listening practice and quizzes – organized by levels  

http://rachelsenglish.com/video-categories/#sounds   Rachel’s English - videos explaining pronunciation

http://www.lyricsgaps.com/exercises/filter/language/en/English use music to practice your English

http://podcastsinenglish.com/index.shtml - collection of podcasts, some on business related topics

http://ello.org/english/site-map.htm -listening passages, speakers with different accents, grouped by level, includes videos

https://www.ted.com/talks   Ted Talks

GRAMMAR

http://grammar-quizzes.com grammar topics with practice quizzes and explanations

http://a4esl.org/q/h/grammar.html Self-study grammar quizzes for multiple levels

http://eslcafe.com/pv/  Dave’s Café phrasal verbs page

http://www.better-english.com/grammar.htm  Grammar exercises

http://chompchomp.com/  Grammar exercises

http://www.grammarbook.com/   English grammar rules

WRITING

http://owl.excelsior.edu/   excellent resource from Purdue University for university level writing

www.plagiarism.org   clear explanation of plagiarism

www.grammmarly.com   This site will check your grammar (a sentence or a whole paragraph) or check for plagiarism.   It should only be used as a tool – it’s not perfect!

http://www.grammarbook.com/punctuation_rules.asp punctuation rules

https://www.thepunctuationguide.com/index.html punctuation guide

READING

https://newsela.com Articles for different levels followed by comprehension practice. Free site registration.

https://www.usingenglish.com/comprehension reading comprehension exercises organized by topics, divided into levels

http://www.topics-mag.com/    On-line magazine for English language learners

http://www.bibliomania.com/    Classic literature you can read on line  

http://www.howstuffworks.com/         How Stuff Works                                    

http://english.glendale.cc.ca.us/methods.html Speed reading methods

http://www.magatopia.com/   free on-line magazines

VOCABULARY

http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/vocabulary.htm     Building a Better Vocabulary

http://www.esl-lab.com/vocab/index.htm   Vocabulary, listening, and discussion divided by topic

http://www.vocabulary.co.il/    Fun way to increase your vocabulary – choose your topic

http://freerice.com/#/english-vocabulary/1383    Free Rice! Fun way to learn/practice vocabulary and feed people  

http://eslcafe.com/idioms/  Dave’s ESL Café – Idiom page  

GENERAL

http://iteslj.org/ESL.html      Selected Links for ESL Students  

http://www.englishforum.com/00/interactive/    Aardvark’s English-Forum  

POETRY

http://www.oneword.com/    One word. One minute. One Writer: You.  

CULTURE

http://www.artscenter.org/ Purchase College Performing Arts Center

https://www.neuberger.org/ Neuberger Museum of Art

https://www.loc.gov/  The Library of Congress

http://www.imdb.com/ Internet movie database

https://www.thoughtco.com/differences-between-american-and-british-english-1212216 Differences between American and British English

www.amnh.org/ American Museum of Natural History

www.moma.org/   Museum of Modern Art

www.mcny.org/ Museum of the City of New York

www.metmuseum.org/ Metropolitan Museum of Art

www.movingimage.us/   Museum of the Moving Image

www.nybg.org/   New York Botanical Garden