Anglais

The Department of English in collaboration with the college library, is happy to provide you with a list of new acquisitions and a list of ESL websites as well as several online resources. Happy surfing!

Le Département d'anglais en collaboration avec la bibliothèque du collège, vous présentent les nouvelles acquisitions, une liste de sites internet sur la langue anglaise ainsi que plusieurs ressources en ligne:


Vocabulary

A text analyzer that counts field-related vocabulary in a given text, identifies the field with the most matches, provides links to resources and a glossary, and also indicates if your text is either academic or conversational in its diction.
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Courses

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Study Skills

Study Guides and Strategies
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Study Skills for Students
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Palgrave Study Skills
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Improve your Study Skills
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Pronunciation

Sounds Of English 
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How do you pronounce English words (by EmbedPlus): A multimedia pronunciation dictionary and English word usage API. Search for a word and not only get an audio pronunciation but also tagged videos of real people speaking and using the word in context.
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howjsay.com: A free online talking dictionary of English pronunciation.
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Listening: Podcasts and Video

CBC Podcasts: A great resource for listening practice.
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PBS (Public Broadcasting Service): Watch full episodes of PBS shows.
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Randall's ESL Listening Lab: Listening practice online at three levels: Easy, Medium, and Difficult.
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Voices from the Archives(BBC Audio Archives)
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BBC Radio 4: (Old and new radio programmes from BBC Radio 4)
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Britain at Work: Voices from the Workplace (Interviews with workers 1945 - 1955)
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CNN.com Video: (Top news and stories from CNN)
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Euronews: (News in six European languages, including English)
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Freevideolectures.com: (Links to lectures on a range of subjects)
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Great Speeches: (Famous speeches from the History Channel)
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Listening Lab: (Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab)
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NPR: (National Public Radio)
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RadioDiaries: (Lives and experiences of Americans)
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Real English: (Interactive Video Online)
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Reith Lectures: (A selection from the historic BBC series)
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StoryCorps: (People talking about their lives)
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TED: (lectures on a wide range of topics, with transcipts and subtitles)
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Top 100 Speeches: (Famous American Speeches)
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Videojug: (Everything you want to learn explained on video)
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Voice of America: (VoA news in 55 languages, including English)
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World Service: (Watch and listen from BBC World Service)
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Speaking

Sounds of English (Activities and exercises for pronunciation and listening)
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Designing Effective Oral Presentations: (from Rice University, Houston, Texas)
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Giving Oral Presentations: (from University of Canberra, Australia)
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Key Steps to an Effective Presentation: (Academic speaking practice)
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Preparing an Oral Presentation: (Tutorial on preparing effective presentations)
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Tips for Giving Scientific Presentations: (Resource materials relating to scientific presentations)
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The Oral Presentation Skills: Site (An excellent site from the University of Hong Kong)
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Reading: Literature

Literature2Go: Free classic novels, stories and poems from the University of Southern Florida. Read online, listen or download and print them.
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Story of the Week: Library of American Short Stories - a great mix of classic and modern short stories.
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Project Gutenberg: A Project from Australia - Lots of modern classics from Fitzgerald, Orwell, Woolf and more.
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Booktrust: more than 40 free short stories from award-winning contemporary authors.
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Writing

OWl : Online Writing Lab: A great site from Purdue University.
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Guide to Grammar and Writing: Dedicated to Dr. Charles Darling Founder of the Guide to Grammar and Writing.
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Practice Your Vocabulary

Free Rice: Learn English and Earn Rice.
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Lextutor: A website for learning and learning about English and French words. You can test your vocabulary level, then work on the words at your level.
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Grammar

English Page: Free online English lessons & ESL / EFL resources
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Focus on Tenses: A review of English Tenses with exercises
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English for Everyone: Grammar worksheets
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English Grammar: Learn all aspects of the English written language, enabling you to improve your writing skills
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Learn English with the British Council
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English Leap
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Grammar and Vocabulary
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Grammar checker
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Dictionaries & Other References

Word Referecnes: Multilingual dictionnary, language forum.
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The Free Dictionary
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Cambridge Dictionaries Online: Includes a thesaurus and dictionaries for learners, idioms, phrasal verbs and American English. Look out for New Words, which keeps you up to date with those words and meanings that are just starting to be used in English.. .
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How do you pronounce English words (by EmbedPlus): A multimedia pronunciation dictionary and English word usage API. Search for a word and not only get an audio pronunciation but also tagged videos of real people speaking and using the word in context.
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howjsay.com: A free online talking dictionary of English pronunciation.
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Longman English Dictionary Online: Search any word using the power of the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. Hear selected headwords pronounced in British and American English and example sentences pronounced, to help you improve your intonation.
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Macmillan Dictionary and Thesaurus: Learn English with pronuciations, clear definitions and clear vocabulary; see real examples, usage notes and an integrated thesaurus. Submit your own words.
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Macquarie Dictionary Online: The Macquarie Dictionary Online is updated annually, making it the most up-to-date Australian dictionary and thesaurus available.
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Merriam-Webster Online: Includes the English dictionary, thesaurus, Spanish-English and Medical dictionaries. Also features a Word of the Day, New Words and Slang, and videos on words and language use.
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myCOBUILD.com: myCobuild.com is the Collins COBUILD Advanced Dictionary that you can use and build online. It includes thousands of extra specialist words for all subjects, such as medicine, business, sport and more.
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OneLook Dictionary Search: OneLook is a search engine for words and phrases; If you have a word for which you'd like a definition or translation, OneNote will quickly shuttle you to the web-based dictionaries that define or translate that word.
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Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: Find any word - either search or double click words in entries to look them up. Improve pronunciation with British and American pronunciation of all words; and understand meanings - entries are written using only the Oxford 3000 key words.
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Oxford Dictionaries Online - English Dictionary and Language Reference: Search Oxford Dictionaries online. Site also includes Better writing, World of words, Puzzles and games and For learners of English
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Education Beyond Borders

Ted Talks: Ideas Worth spreading.
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Big Think: BIG IDEA HUNTERS...
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Khan Academy: Mostly oriented towards maths and science, includes Test prep,Talks and interviews, etc.
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Yale Courses
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Open Colleges: Top 50 Sites to Get Educated for Free
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MOOCs

Massachusest Institute of Technology
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Future Learn.com
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Educational Software for ESL

Edshelf: A selection of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.
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eBooks

Project Gutenberg: From Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free ebooks
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