EAP English Exercises: Academic essays and academic writing
A collection of online exercises designed to practice skills for writing different kinds of essays. Users can also compare their answers against a series of model essays.
Purdue Online Writing Lab
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides writing resources and instructional material. Users can also submit brief, writing-related questions to the OWL Mail Tutors. You may also find the grammar blog useful.
UEfAP: Academic Writing
Explains how to write academic essays and reports; includes information on research, paragraphs, plagiarism, references and grammar. Also has a check list and a set of exercises.
Site contains useful information about essay writing, critical reflection, referencing, editing, oral presentations, effective notetaking and active reading.
Using English for Academic Purposes
A guide for students in Higher Education. Includes material for listening, reading, speaking, vocabulary and writing.
Study Skills in English: A Course in Reading Skills for Academic Purposes by Michael J. Wallace
Call Number: 371.30281 W192s.2
ISBN: 0521537525, Includes CD
Read, Research and Write: Academic Skills for ESL Students in Higher Education by Caroline Brandt
Comprehensive list of links on different aspects of vocabulary. Includes useful word lists, tips for vocabulary and a vocabulary help forum.
English Vocabulary Word Lists
This is a collection of English vocabulary word lists with online activities that use these word lists, including games, puzzles and quizzes
ESL Idiom Page
Comprehensive collection of idioms arranged in two ways. Select the arrangement that will help you most: a complete list of all idioms currently in the collection; or alphabetical lists of meanings and examples.
Online exercises and games. Vocabulary for doctors, nurses and pharmacists.
This site targets listening, reading, and writing skills for students enrolled in the health sciences. Here you can improve your reading, writing, and vocabulary skills in the building blocks of the health sciences: biology, chemistry, and physics.
Academic Vocabulary in Use by Michael McCarthy, Felicity O’Dell
Number: 428.24 M1234a
English Idioms in Use by Michael McCarthy, Felicity O’Dell
Number: 428.24 M1234e
A free online talking dictionary of English pronunciation.
Search for a word and you'll not only get audio of how to pronounce it, but also tagged videos of real people in real situations naturally speaking and using the word in context.
A series of dictation exercises, from beginner to advanced, dictated by native speakers. Each exercise is read four times so you can listen, write and check your mistakes.
Ship or Sheep
English language pronunciation practice with minimal pairs (similar vowel and consonant sounds).
Australia Network - Learning English - Learning Programs
A series of television programs to help with listening and improving English skills. Programs are: Passport to English; Nexus; English Bites; The Business of English; Study English; and Living English. Video podcasts can be downloaded.
Site features speaking skills for advanced learners of English. Users can try the daily vocabulary quiz and weekly 'Get Speaking' tasks and also listen to other learners in the library of Splendid Speaking recordings. Meet with other students to practise your English.
Build Your Listening Skills
The English Desk
Podcasts from Canada that students can use for English listening and pronunciation practice.
A Cup of English
Daily podcast for English listening practice with transcripts and grammar notes.
English as a Second Language Podcast
A series of daily English podcasts on various topics - North American accents.
Study Listening: A Course in Listening to Lectures and Note-takingby Tony Lynch
Number: 428.34 L987sl.2, Includes audio CDs
Academic Listening Encounters: Human Behavior: Listening, Note-taking and Discussion by Miriam Espeseth
Number: 428.0076 E774a CD
Learn to Listen; Listen to Learn 2: Academic Listening and Note-taking by Roni S. Lebauer Call Number: 428.24 L441l