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Resources for International Students

Speaking English as a Second Language

Online Pronunciation Help

Websites for Listening Practice

  • English Central has several Youtube videos at different English levels in which students are asked to listen to then try pronouncing the words correctly.  Play against others.
  • Dictation Exercises from English Club has different dictation exercises at various levels for students. Students can choose their listening speed and check their answers.
  • Listen and Write is another site to find dictation exercises. Choose your audio level and take a test.
  • AudioPuzzler is a game where students choose to listen to famous movie clips then type what they hear.
  • PlayPhrase is a platform where students get to hear English phrases from over 300 movie clips and repeat what they hear.
  • Lyrics Training and Tune into English help students to learn English by listening to popular songs then singing and playing games with others.
  • LingoRank has over 400 selected talks to improve your English listening and vocabulary skills.
  • Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages.
  • ELLLO, the English Language Listening Library Online, has videos and audio recordings with listening quizzes and transcripts.
  • Listen-A-Minute is a Sean Banville site with a listening and various class and online activities. Each listening comes with a pdf teachers can download of these activities.
  • ManyThings is a site which lists various listening exercises and games for language learners.
  • Podcasts in English is a site to find podcasts and activities for English language learners on various topics. Find some for adults, business English, traveling and more. Students choose the level.
  • VOA News is a site where each current event comes with an audio recording.