Ressources Internet pour les étudiants ESL

Dictionaries

 

Grammar Sites

  • English Grammar Quizzes
    Quizzes on a variety of grammar topics, including sentence structure, prepositions, tag questions, word choice, and more.
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Grammar
    Learn about adjectives and adverbs, count and non-count nouns, comparatives and superlatives, making questions, "it" and "there," prepositions, and the determiners "some" and "any." Includes exercises to practice what you've learned and check your comprehension.
  • 5 Minute English
    Grammar lessons on a variety of topics.
  • Dave's ESL Cafe Grammar Lessons
    Information on many aspects of English grammar (adjective clauses, conditional sentences, verbs, nouns, questions, prepositions, punctuation, and more).
  • Phrasal Verb Demon ★★★★★
    Reference material, definitions, and quizzes on phrasal verbs.
  • The Internet Grammar of English
    Information and exercises on many aspects of English grammar.
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Intermediate Grammar
    Learn about adjectives and adjective clauses, adverbs and adverb clauses, conditionals, gerunds and infinitives, nouns and pronouns, prepositions, punctuation, and verbs. Includes exercises.
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Lower Intermediate Grammar
    Learn about adjectives and adverbs, pronouns, conditionals, conjunctions, imperatives, modals, nouns, parts of speech, punctuation, and verbs. Includes exercises.
  • English Grammar Quizzes
    Grammar quizzes on a variety of topics, including irregular verbs, prepositions, sentence structure, verbs, word choice, and more.
  • Interactive Online Grammar Quizzes
    Quizzes on irregular verbs, parts of speech, word form, and more. Check your answers at the end of each quiz to see how well you've done and which aspects of English grammar you need to work on a bit more.
  • Dave's ESL Cafe Grammar Lessons
    Information on many aspects of English grammar (adjective clauses, conditional sentences, verbs, nouns, questions, prepositions, punctuation, and more).
  • The Internet Grammar of English
    Information and exercises on many aspects of English grammar.
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Grammar
    Information and exercises on participial adjectives and causatives.
  • English Grammar Quizzes
    Grammar quizzes on a variety of topics, including prepositions, verbs, articles, error correction, and more.
  • Towson University Online Writing Support  ★★★★★
    Includes information on a wide variety of grammar topics and addresses common writing errors. Includes quizzes to test your knowledge and practice what you've learned.
  • Grammar Bytes ★★★★★
    Exercises on comma splices and fused sentences, sentence fragments, irregular verbs, commas, pronoun agreement, pronoun case, pronoun reference, subject-verb agreement, and word choice.
  • Interactive Online Grammar Quizzes
    Review and test your knowledge of English grammar with these online quizzes. Choose the difficult quizzes (red) for more of a challenge.

 

Listening Sites

  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab  ★★★★★
    This is a great website for practicing your listening skills and checking your comprehension. Choose your level (start with "Easy").
  • Listen and Read Along ★★★★★
    Short listening on various topics (health, environment, people, short stories, etc.). Listen and read along. Practice your pronunciation and intonation by pausing and repeating after the speaker.
  • A Moment of Science
    "A Moment of Science is a daily audio podcast, public radio program and video series providing the scientific story behind some of life's most perplexing mysteries."
  • ESL Pod
    Listen to podcasts for free. Topics include business, transportation, travel, daily life, and more.
  • CNN Student News
    A daily overview of major news stories. Includes transcripts so that you can listen and read along.
  • National Geographic Video  ★★★★★
    Are you interested in nature, science, and the environment? Practice your English listening skills by watching National Geographic videos. Try taking notes as you listen and writing summaries of the videos you watch.
  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
    This is a great website for practicing your English listening skills and checking your comprehension. Choose your level (try "Medium" first). Try the listening quizzes for academic purposes.
  • Listen to English - Learn English! ★★★★★ British Accent!
    Listenings on a variety of topics with transcripts so that you can read along while you listen. The speaker has a British accent but speaks slowly and clearly. Includes grammar and vocabulary notes.
  • CTV Video Prerequisite:  TV service provider [e.g. Bell, Rogers, etc.]
    Practice your listening skills by watching your favourite shows online. Note the new vocabulary you encounter and try writing short summaries of the shows you watch.
  • A Moment of Science
    "A Moment of Science is a daily audio podcast, public radio program and video series providing the scientific story behind some of life's most perplexing mysteries."
  • TED: Ideas Worth Spreading
    "Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world."
  • Top Documentary Films ★★★★★
    Over 1000 documentaries on a wide range of subjects are available on this website.
  • NFB                                        Prerequisite:  purchase
    National Film Board of Canada website. Watch Canadian documentaries, animated short films, and fiction films online.
  • Using English for Academic Purposes
    Includes information on the listening process, summarizing and note-taking, recognizing the structure of a lecture, and understanding reference. Includes exercises.
  • National Geographic Video
    Are you interested in nature, science, and the environment? Practice your English listening skills by watching National Geographic videos. Try taking notes as you listen and writing summaries of the videos you watch.
  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
    There are many topics to choose from on this website. Choose "Medium" or "Difficult" levels. Try the listening quizzes for academic purposes.
  • Quirks and Quarks
    A CBC radio show about science, technology, medicine, and the environment.
  • CBC Podcasts
    Listen to CBC radio shows on news and current events, arts and entertainment, and regional issues.
  • CBC Video
    Practice your listening skills by watching CBC shows and documentaries online. Note the new vocabulary you encounter and try writing short summaries of the shows you watch.
  • BBC World Service Documentaries
    Listen to radio documentaries on a wide variety of interesting and current topics. You can practice your listening skills by taking notes and summarizing what you've heard.

 

Reading Sites

  • 5 Minute English  ★★★★★
    Short reading activities that include comprehension quizzes.
  • 365 ESL Short Stories
    Includes audio.
  • How Stuff Works
    This website contains information on all kinds of topics (adventure, electronics, cars, food, computers, health, geography, and more).
  • Cultural Profiles Project
    Practice reading in English while learning about different countries and cultures.
  • Interactive Tutorials
    Choose topics under "Critical Thinking and Reading" to help you improve your reading skills. Topics include identifying main ideas, sequencing, identifying cause and effect, drawing inferences and conclusions, making valid generalizations, distinguishing fact and opinion, comparing and contrasting, analyzing primary and secondary sources, recognizing bias, identifying frame of reference and point of view, decision making, and problem solving. Includes practice exercises.
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Reading
    Five short stories with comprehension questions, grammary exercises, and summary writing exercises.
  • British Council Learn English Magazine
    "Articles which help you practise your reading in English, all with vocabulary and/or comprehension activities included."
  • The Moonlit Road ★★★★★
    Do you like ghost stories? Read and listen to these "strange tales of the American South."
  • Bangkok Post Easy English News
    Simple news stories from Thailand. Includes glossary and audio.
  • Happy News
    Links to positive news stories about health, science and technology, sports, business, and more. These stories often contain idioms. Keep note of the new idioms you encounter along with their definitions.
  • CTV News
    Read local, national, and international news stories. Includes video.
  • CBC  ★★★★★
    Keep up to date on events in Ottawa and around the world and improve your reading skills at the same time by reading the news regularly.
  • Using English for Academic Purposes - Reading
    Includes advice on academic reading skills and how to read efficiently, understanding texts, summarizing and note taking, reading strategies, critical reading skills, as well as practice exercises.
  • Critical Reading
    "Criticalreading.com shows you how to recognize what a text says, what a text does, and what a text means by analyzing choices of content, language, and structure. It shows you what to look for, and how to think about what you find."
  • How Stuff Works
    This website contains information on all kinds of topics (adventure, electronics, cars, food, computers, health, geography, and more).
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Advanced Unit
    This unit includes skimming and scanning exercises, vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension exercises, and a critical reading exercise.
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Themed Reading
    A five-part reading unit. Includes timed readings, cloze and sentence ordering exercises, grammar and vocabulary exercises, and more.
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Reading
    Five short readings with pre-reading, comprehension and vocabulary exercises.
  • British Council Learn English Magazine
    "Articles which help you practise your reading in English, all with vocabulary and/or comprehension activities included."
  • British Council - In History
    "Find out all about what events happened in history during each week of the year." Double click on any word in the text to see a definition. Includes language activities.
  • British Council - Cubed ★★★★★
    Read articles on the latest scientific discoveries. Double click on any word for a definition. Includes language activities.
  • Bangkok Post Easy Business News
    Simple business news stories from Thailand. Includes glossary.
  • Ottawa Citizen ★★★★★
    Practice your English reading skills while keeping up to date on local, national, and international news.
  • Macleans
    An online news magazine with stories on current events in Canada and around the world.
  • CTV News
    Read local, national, and international news. Includes video.
  • CBC
    Keep up to date on events in Ottawa and around the world and improve your reading skills at the same time by reading the news regularly.

 

Speaking Sites

  • English Speak - 100 English Lessons
    Listen to everyday English conversations. Choose slow or normal pace. Practice your English pronunciation by listening and repeating.
  • Merriam Webster Perfect Pronunciation   ★★★★★
    Exercises on the pronunciation of English sounds and syllable stress.
  • ESL Gold
    Includes lots of useful phrases for everyday conversation. Includes audio. Choose your level.
  • Talk English
    Learn common English conversational phrases. Listen to English conversations.
  • Merriam Webster Perfect Pronunciation
    Exercises on the pronunciation of English sounds and syllable stress.
  • ESL Gold
    Includes lots of useful phrases for everyday conversation. Includes audio. Choose your level.
  • Talk English
    Learn common English conversational phrases. Listen to English conversations.
  • EZ Slang
    "Reduce your accent, speak more naturally, and understand conversational speech. EZSlang is designed to help you reach these goals rather than sounding like an English textbook."

 

Spelling Sites

 

Test Preparation Sites

  • TOEFL Prepare and Practice
    Information, tips, and sample questions to help you prepare for the TOEFL.
  • Practice Tests
    Information and practice exercises for TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge, and other English proficiency tests.
  • Study English - IELTS Preparation
    "Study English - IELTS Preparation, produced in partnership with UTS:INSEARCH, is a series of programs that develop skills and strategies for intermediate to advanced learners of English - especially those preparing to take the IELTS test. Each program explores a different aspect of the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills needed for the IELTS test."
  • Passport to English (IELTS speaking test preparation)  ★★★★★
    "Passport to English provides you with the opportunity to experience what it is like to sit a formal English language interview for assessment purposes. Although these are not actual IELTS tests, they use the sort of questions you might encounter and give you a fair representation of what is expected in an IELTS speaking interview."

Vocabulary Sites

  • English Vocabulary
    You will find all kinds of activities on this website to help you improve your basic English vocabulary, including matching quizzes, hangman, word searches, and more.
  • English-Arabic Vocabulary Quizzes
    Bilingual quizzes on some basic English vocabulary.
  • English Vocabulary Quizzes
    Basic English vocabulary exercises.
  • Language Guide ★★★★★
    An internet picture dictionary. Scroll over the pictures to see and hear the words.
  • University of Victoria Study Zone - Vocabulary
    Learn basic English vocabulary related to the following topics: furniture, school and office, home appliances, kitchen utensils, clothes, animals, canadian coins, and food. Includes exercises to check your comprehension.

Writing Sites

  • Jumbled Sentence Exercises
    Practice putting words in correct order to make English sentences.
  • Free Typing Game
    Free online typing lessons.
  • Interactive Tutorials
    Choose topics under "Communications." Topics include using reliable information, transferring information from one medium to another, synthesizing information, and supporting a position.
  • Guide to Writing a Basic Essay
    You will find all the information you need to start writing essays on this website.
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing
    You will find all kinds of resources to help you improve your writing on this website, including material on grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, and many interactive exercises to help you practice what you've learned.
  • Guide to Punctuation  
    Learn the basics of punctuation in English, including capitalization, periods, commas, quotation marks, and more.
  • Writing Guidelines for Engineering and Science Students  ★★★★★
    A useful website for students going into engineering and sciences. Learn about the expectations for writing in your field and prepare for entry to your program.
  • Guide to Grammar and Writing
    You will find all kinds of resources to help you improve your writing on this website, including material on grammar, spelling, punctuation, sentence and paragraph structure, and many interactive exercises to help you practice what you've learned.
  • Using English for Academic Purposes - Academic Writing
    Includes information on the process of writing, research, organization, citation, and much more. Includes practice exercises.
  • Writing Kit
    This is a great resource for learning about all the steps involved in writing an academic paper. Includes information on understanding the assignment, planning, referencing, and avoiding plagiarism.
  • Academic Writing Help Centre
    Improve your academic writing skills with one-on-one tutoring at the Academic Writing Help Centre. Instructions for making an appointment are available under "Services."
  • University of Ottawa HyperGrammar
    Review the basics of English writing, including sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation, spelling, and grammar. Test your knowledge with review exercises.

 

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