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English


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Quick Facts

 

Total Worldwide Speakers: 328,008,138

 

Language Family: Indo-European

 

Spoken in:
 
United Kingdom, United States, American Samoa, Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Australia, Bahamas, Bahrain, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Botswana, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Brunei, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, China, Cook Islands, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Finland, Gambia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guyana, Honduras, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kiribati, South Korea, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia (Peninsular), Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Pitcairn, Puerto Rico, Rwanda, Saint Helena, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

 

 

History:
 
English is a West Germanic language related to Dutch, Frisian and German with a significant amount of vocabulary from French, Latin, Greek and many other languages. English evolved from the Germanic languages brought to Britain by the Angles, Saxons, Jutes and other Germanic tribes, which are known collectively as Anglo-Saxon or Old English. Old English began to appear in writing during the early 8th century AD.

 

 

Sources: The Ethnologue & Omniglot

Books

Grammar Listening Reading TOEFL
Additional books are available - please stop by to see what else we have to offer!

 

Grammar

 
Basic English Grammar (Second Edition)

 
Author: Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1996
ISBN-13 9780133683172

 
Basic English Grammar (Second Edition Teacher's Guide)

 
Author: Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1997
ISBN-13 9780133683257

 
Fundamentals of English Grammar

 
Author: Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1992
ISBN-13 9780133275520

 

Grammar in Use

 
Author: Raymond Murphy, Roann Altman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: 1989
ISBN-13 9780521348439

 

Interactions 2: Grammar - Instructors Manual

 
Author: Cheryl Pavlik
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Copyright: 2002
ISBN-13 9870072330740

 

Mosaic 1- Grammar

 
Author: Patricia K Werner, Lou Spaventa
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Copyright: 2002
ISBN-13 9870072329831

 

Picture Grammar for Children 1 - Answer Key

 
Author: David Vale
Publisher: Macmillan Heinemann
Copyright: 1999
ISBN-13 987043529735x

 

Picture Grammar for Children 2

 
Author: David Vale
Publisher: Macmillan Heinemann
Copyright: 1999
ISBN-13 9870435297368

 

Picture Grammar for Children 2 - Answer Key

 
Author: David Vale
Publisher: Macmillan Heinemann
Copyright: 1999
ISBN-13 9870435297376

 

Picture Grammar for Children 3

 
Author: David Vale
Publisher: Macmillan Heinemann
Copyright: 1999
ISBN-13 9870435297384

 

Picture Grammar for Children 3 - Answer Key

 
Author: David Vale
Publisher: Macmillan Heinemann
Copyright: 1999
ISBN-13 9870435297392

 
Tell Me About It!

 
Author: Cynthia McKeag
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers
Copyright: 1993
ISBN-13 9780838436080

 
Test Bank for Understanding and Using English Grammar

 
Author: Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher: Pearson Education
Copyright: 2001
ISBN-13 9780139586958

 
Understanding and Using English Grammar

 
Author: Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1989
ISBN-13 9780139436147

 
Understanding and Using English Grammar

 
Author: Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher: Pearson Education
Copyright: 1999
ISBN-13 978013958661X

 
Understanding and Using English Grammar - Chart Book

 
Author: Betty Schrampfer Azar
Publisher: Pearson Education
Copyright: 1999
ISBN-13 9780139587039

 
Vocabulary in Use: Upper Intermediate (With Answers)

 
Author: Michael McCarthy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: 1999
ISBN-13 9780521577687

Listening

 
Active Listening

 
Author: Steven Brown
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: 2007
ISBN-13 9780521678131
12

 
Advanced Listening Comprehension (First & Second Editions)

 
Author: Patricia Dunkel
Publisher: Newbury House Publishers, Heinle & Heinle Publishers
Copyright: 1982, 1996
ISBN-13 9780838448427

 
All Talk: Problem Solving for New Students of English

 
Author: Jann Huizenga
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers
Copyright: 1992
ISBN-13 9780838439791

 
Basic Tactics for Listening

 
Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright: 1996
ISBN-13 9780194345874

 
Basics in Listening: Short Tasks for Listening Development

 
Author: Michael Rost
Publisher: Longman Asia ELT
Copyright: 1985, 1995
ISBN-13 9789620010293

 
Basics in Listening: Short Tasks for Listening Development (Teacher's Edition)

 
Author: Michael Rost
Publisher: Longman Asia ELT
Copyright: 1985
ISBN-13 9789620010309

 
A Conversation Book 1, English in Everyday Life

 
Author: Tina Kasloff Carver
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1998
ISBN-13 9780137924332

 
A Conversation Book 1A, English in Everyday Life

 
Author: Tina Kasloff Carver
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1998
ISBN-13 9780137924585

 
A Conversation Book 1B, English in Everyday Life

 
Author: Tina Kasloff Carver
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1998
ISBN-13 9780137924820

 
A Conversation Book 1, English in Everyday Life: Teacher's Edition

 
Author: Tina Kasloff Carver
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1995
ISB-13N 9780130537607

 
A Conversation Book 2A, English in Everyday Life

 
Author: Tina Kasloff Carver
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1998
ISBN-13 9780137281145

 
A Conversation Book 2B, English in Everyday Life

 
Author: Tina Kasloff Carver
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 1998
ISBN-13 9780137925322

 
A Conversation Book 2, English in Everyday Life: Teacher's Edition

 
Author: Tina Kasloff Carver
Publisher: Prentice Hall Regents
Copyright: 2000
ISBN-13 9780137281220

 
Developing Tactics for Listening

 
Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright: 1997
ISBN-13 9780194346544

 
Expanding Tactics for Listening

 
Author: Jack C. Richards
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Copyright: 1995
ISBN-13 9780194346609

 
Focus on Pronounciation: Principles & Practice for Effective Communication

 
Author: Linda Lane
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Copyright: 1993
ISBN-13 9780801308062

 
Interactions 1: Instructor's Manual - Listening and Speaking

 
Author: John Chapman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Copyright: 2002
ISBN-13 97800724811382

 
Interactions 2: Listening and Speaking

 
Author: Judith Tanka, Lida R. Baker
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Copyright: 2002
ISBN-13 9780072331097

 
Interactions 2: Instructor's Manual - Listening and Speaking

 
Author: John Chapman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Copyright: 2002
ISBN-13 9780072481412

 
Listening Focus

 
Author: Ellen Kissinger, Michael Rost
Publisher: Lingual House Publishing Company
Copyright: 1980
ISBN-13 9780940264102

 
Mosaic 1: Listening/Speaking

 
Author: Jami Ferrer-Hanreddy, Elizabeth Whalley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Copyright: 2002
ISBN-13 9780071180184

 
Mosaic 2: Listening/Speaking

 
Author: Jami Ferrer-Hanreddy, Elizabeth Whalley
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Copyright: 2002
ISBN-13 9780071180177

 
Mosaic 2: Listening/Speaking Instructor's Manual

 
Author: John Chapman
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Contemporary
Copyright: 2002
ISBN-13 9780072481471

 
Sounds Great: Intermediate Pronunciation for Speakers of English (Book Two)

 
Author: Beverly Beisbier
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers
Copyright: 1995
ISBN-13 9780838442739

 
Sounds Great: Low Intermediate Pronunciation for Speakers of English (Book One)

 
Author: Beverly Beisbier
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers
Copyright: 1994
ISBN-13 9780838439647

 
Sounds Great: Low Intermediate Pronunciation for Speakers of English (Book One Teacher's Manual)

 
Author: Beverly Beisbier
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers
Copyright: 1994
ISBN-13 9780838442722

 
Strategies in Listening: Tasks For Listening Development

 
Author: Michael Rost
Publisher: Longman Aisa ELTs
Copyright: 1995
ISBN-13 9789620010330
14

 
Strategies in Listening: Tasks For Listening Development (Teacher's Edition)

 
Author: Michael Rost
Publisher: Longman Aisa ELTs
Copyright: 1995
ISBN-13 9789620010330
2

Reading

 
Beginning Reading Practices

 
Author: Keith S. Folse
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Copyright: 1993
ISBN-13 9780472083947

 
Cause and Effect: Intermediate Reading Practice

 
Author: Patricia Ackert
Publisher: Newbury House Publishers
Copyright: 1987
ISBN-13 9780883773215

 
Intermediate Reading Practices: Building Reading & Vocabulary Skills

 
Author: Keith S. Folse
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Copyright: 1993
ISBN-13 9780472082063

 
Reading Drills (Advanced Level)

 
Author: Edward B. Fry
Publisher: Jamestown Publishers
Copyright: 1989
ISBN-13 9780890615331

 
Reading Drills (Intermediate Level)

 
Author: Edward B. Fry
Publisher: Jamestown Publishers
Copyright: 1989
ISBN-13 9780890615324

 
Reading Drills (Introductory Level)

 
Author: Edward B. Fry
Publisher: Jamestown Publishers
Copyright: 1989
ISBN-13 9780890615317

 
Reading Faster & Understanding More: Book One (Third Edition)

 
Author: Wanda Maureen Miller
Publisher: Scott, Foresman, and Company
Copyright: 1990
ISBN-13 9780673399380

 
Reflections: An Intermediate Reader

 
Author: Suzanne Griffin
Publisher: Newbury House Publishers
Copyright: 1979
ISBN-13 9780883771297

TOEFL

 
Building Skills for the TOEFL

 
Author: Carol King
Publisher: Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd
Copyright: 1989
ISBN-13 9780175557295

 
Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test

 
Author: Jolene Gear
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Copyright: 1994
ISBN-13 9780521421911

DVDs

 
12 Angry Men

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles French, Spanish
Running Time 96 min
Rating Not Rated

 
127 Hours

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 93 min
Rating R

 
America the Beautiful

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles Spanish
Running Time 105 min
Rating PG-13

 
Amreeka

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles N/A
Running Time 96 min
Rating PG-13

 
Atonement

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish, French
Subtitles English, Spanish, French
Running Time 130 min
Rating R

 
Baby Boom

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 110 min
Rating PG

 
Back to the Future

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 116 minutes
Rating PG

 
Bend It Like Beckham

 
Audio Tracks English, French, Spanish
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 112 min
Rating PG-13

 
The Blind Side

 
Audio Tracks English, French, Spanish
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 128 min
Rating PG-13

 
The Boy Who Wanted to be a Bear

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles None
Running Time 74 min
Rating G

 
Breaker Morrant

 
Audio Tracks English, Dutch
Subtitles English
Running Time 107 min
Rating NR

 
Breaking Away

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, French
Running Time 100 min
Rating PG

 
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 131 min
Rating Not Rated

 
Coach Carter

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 136 minutes
Rating PG-13

 
Coal Miner's Daughter

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles French, Spanish
Running Time 125 minutes
Rating PG

 
Crude

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish
Subtitles English
Running Time 105 minutes
Rating Unrated

 
Don Juan DeMarco

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, French
Running Time 97 min
Rating PG-13

 
Do the Right Thing

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 100 min
Rating R

 
Driving Miss Daisy

 
Audio Tracks English, French, Spanish
Subtitles English, French Spanish
Running Time 99 min
Rating PG

 
Eat Pray Love

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 133 min
Rating PG-13

 
Edward Scissorhands

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 105 min
Rating PG-13

 
E.T.

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, French Spanish
Running Time 115 min
Rating PG

 
Field of Dreams

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, French Spanish
Running Time 106 min
Rating PG

 
The Fighter

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, French Spanish
Running Time 116 min
Rating R

 
Flesh and Bone

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 126 min
Rating R

 
Freedom Writers

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 124 min
Rating PG-13

 
Gladiator

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles None
Running Time 155 min
Rating R

 
Groundhog Day

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English
Running Time 101 min
Rating PG

 
A Hard Day's Night

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English
Running Time 92 min
Rating G

 
Harrison's Flowers

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 122 min
Rating R

 
Hitch

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish
Subtitles English
Running Time 118 min
Rating PG-13

 
Hocus Pocus

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 96 min
Rating PG

 
Howl's Moving Castle

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English
Running Time 92 min
Rating G

 
In America

 
Audio Tracks English, French, Spanish
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 105 min
Rating PG-13

 
In the Time of Butterflies

 
Audio Tracks English, German
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 95 min
Rating PG-13

 
The Last of the Mohicans

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 117 min
Rating R

 
The Last Unicron

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 93 min
Rating G

 
Lewis and Clark: Great Journey West

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles None
Running Time 40 min
Rating NR

 
Little Big Man

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English
Running Time 139 min
Rating PG-13

 
Miracle

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English
Running Time 136 min
Rating PG

 
Miss Congeniality

 
Audio Tracks English, Russian, French, Hawaiian, Spanish
Subtitles English
Running Time 109 min
Rating PG-13

 
The Mosquito Coast

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish
Subtitles English, Spanish, French
Running Time 107 min
Rating NR

 
Moonstruck

 
Audio Tracks English French, Spanish
Subtitles English, French Spanish
Running Time 102 min
Rating PG

 
My Big Fat Greek Wedding

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, French, Spanish, Greek
Running Time 95 min
Rating PG

 
My Neighbor Totoro

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles None
Running Time 87 min
Rating G

 
The Namesake

 
Audio Tracks English,Spanish
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 122 min
Rating PG-13

 
The Net

 
Audio Tracks English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles Chinese, English, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
Running Time 114 min
Rating PG-13

 
Outsourced

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 103 min
Rating PG-13

 
Parenthood

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 124 min
Rating PG-13

 
Peaceful Warrior

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, Spanish, French
Running Time 121 min
Rating PG-13

 
The People's Guide to the Vermont Legislature

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 27 min
Rating Not Rated

 
The Phantom of the Opera

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles None
Running Time 107 min
Rating Unrated

 
Pleasantville

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, Spanish, French
Running Time 124 min
Rating PG-1

 
Pride & Prejudice

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish, French
Subtitles English, Spanish, French
Running Time 129 min
Rating PG

 
The Princess Bride

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish, French
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 98 min
Rating PG

 
Princess Mononoke

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles None
Running Time 134 min
Rating PG-13

 
Project Nim

 
Audio Tracks English French
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 93 min
Rating PG-13

 
Pursuit of Happyness

 
Audio Tracks English French
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 117 min
Rating PG-13

 
Rabbit Hole

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 91 min
Rating PG-13

 
The Ramen Girl

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 102 min
Rating PG-13

 
Remember the Titans

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 120 min
Rating PG

 
Schindler's List

 
Audio Tracks English, French, Spanish
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 196 min
Rating R

 
Sense & Sensibility

 
Audio Tracks English, Portuguese, Spanish
Subtitles Chinese, English, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
Running Time 136 min
Rating PG

 
The Secret Life of Bees

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Running Time 114 min
Rating PG-13

 
Shane

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English
Running Time 117 min
Rating Unrated

 
Smoke Signals

 
Audio Tracks English French
Subtitles English, French
Running Time 89 min
Rating PG-13

 
The Social Network

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 120 min
Rating PG-13

 
Spirited Away

 
Audio Tracks English, French, Japanese
Subtitles None
Running Time 125 min
Rating PG

 
Star Man

 
Audio Tracks English, French, Spanish
Subtitles French, Spanish
Running Time 115 min
Rating PG

 
States of Fear: Science or Politics?

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles N/A
Running Time 116 min
Rating Not Rated

 
Tangled

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 100 min
Rating PG

 
Tell No One

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English
Running Time 125 min
Rating Not Rated

 
The Tillman Story

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 95 min
Rating R

 
To Kill A Mockingbird

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, Spanish, French
Running Time 128 min
Rating Unrated

 
Uncle Buck

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish, French
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 100 min
Rating PG

 
Vicky Christina Barcelona

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English, Spanish
Running Time 97 min
Rating PG-13

 
The War on Democracy

 
Audio Tracks English, Spanish
Subtitles English
Running Time 94 min
Rating Not Rated

 
What Women Want

 
Audio Tracks English, French
Subtitles English
Running Time 126 min
Rating PG-13

 

Zeitgeist: Moving Foward

 
Audio Tracks English
Subtitles English
Running Time 161 min
Rating Not Rated

Software

Camrbidge Preparation for the TOEFL Test

The Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test, Fourth Edition, helps students master the language skills they need to succeed on the new TOEFL iBT and communicate effectively in an academic setting. The program presents several practice tests in an electronic format that simulate the online TOEFL. This software cannot be circulated outside of the lab, but is available for in-lab use.

 

Focus on Grammar

Focus on Grammar is an interactive English grammar program available for use on LLRC computers. It provides a communicative review of English grammar that covers all language skills through a comprehensive, motivating, and fun practice.

For assistance with FOG, feel free to ask one of the LLRC staff members or see the Getting Started with Focus on Grammar guide.

 

Mavis Beacon

The LLRC offers Mavis Beacon typiing software for use on lab computers. Mavis Beacon is one of the best selling typing programs and helps you to type faster and more accurately through a variety of fun activities.

 

Pronunciation Power

Pronunciation Power is an English pronunciation program available for use on LLRC computers. The program offers thousands of words and phrases for you to hear and to practice speaking.

For assistance with Pronunciation Power, feel free to ask one of the LLRC staff members or see the Getting Started with Pronunciation Power guide.


Rosetta Stone V3 - English Levels 1 & 2

One of the leaders in language learning software, Rosetta Stone allows you to learn a new language almost effortlessly. The interactive software helps you learn through imersion rather than repetitive memorization. Learn the essential structure needed to help you develop a foundation in the language. Rosetta Stone cannot be checked out and is for in-lab use only.



Tell Me More - English

Whether you're a beginner or just looking to improve your vocabulary, Tell Me More is a great tool to help you develop your language skills. With hundreds of hours of language practice and thousands of exercises, you'll be on your way to learning a new language in no time.


Ultimate Speed Reader

Ultimate Speed Reader helps you to improve your timed reading skills, whether you're a native English speaker or English is a second language. The program is available for use on LLRC or personal computers (including off-campus use) with your Mikenet account.

For assistance with Ultimate Speed Reader, feel free to ask one of the LLRC staff members or see the Getting Started with Ultimate Speed Reader guide.

TOEFL Resources

Books

Please see our TOEFL books section.

Software

Camrbidge Preparation for the TOEFL Test

The Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test, Fourth Edition, helps students master the language skills they need to succeed on the new TOEFL iBT and communicate effectively in an academic setting. The program presents several practice tests in an electronic format that simulate the online TOEFL. This software cannot be circulated outside of the lab, but is available for in-lab us

Web-Based Resources

 
ETS Online Practice Test

The only official practice test for the TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) and the only test preparation that uses real TOEFL iBT questions. With this official practice test, you can improve your skills, receive instant scores and performance feedback. $44.95 / test.

 
i-Courses

Provides students with several practice exams for download. $24.95 / test. Optionally, can purchase specific sections (reading, listening, speaking, or writing) rather than purchasing a full exam.

 
Learn 4 Good

Offers a variety of FREE practice exercises for the TOEFL exam.

 
TOEFL iBT Total Preparation

A variety of TOEFL preparation materials available for purchase ($5.00 per download). Choose from vocabulary, reading, or listening preparation materials, or purchase a practice exam.

 
TOEFL iBT Information

Information and links compiled by Saint Michael's professor Christine Bauer-Ramazani regarding the new TOEFL internet-based test (iBT). Outlines the format, time limits, scoring format, etc.

Web-Based Resources

Web-Based Software

Mango Languages LogoMango Languages offers ESL courses for the following native speakers: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese.. Each Mango lesson is focused on practical, common conversation skills and includes instruction on vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture.

For assistance with Mango, please see the Getting Started with Mango Languages guide.

 

Web-Based Links


Cambridge Dictionary

Free online dictionary from Cambridge University Press. Also includes dictionaries for learners, advanced learners, idioms, phrasal verbs, Spanish/English and French/English.


Christine's Links to Useful TESL/CALL Web Resources

A compilation of links to various ESL websites, courtesy of Christine Bauer-Ramazani of the Applied Linguistics Department.


Dave's ESL Cafe

The Internet's Meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world.


 ESL Audio Practice

The exercises on this page are good preparation for taking the TOEFL and TOEIC exams. It has sentence completion exercises for many levels, including practicing idioms.

 

 ESL Cyber Listening Lab

This page contains many online listening exercises and quizzes ranging in difficulty from easy to very difficult.

 
Global Road Warrior

Use this database to get acclimated to a country's business culture and etiquette (greetings & courtesies, ethics, meetings, attire), society and culture (gift giving, food, media, time & punctuality) and travel tips (money & banking, transportation, and more) for 175 countries.

 

Google Groups

A free online community and discussion group service.


 
MLA Census Map

A map of the US that shows where people speak different languages and how many people live in those areas.

 
OWL ESL Resources, Handouts and Exercise

Offers links to ESL resources for students and teachers: grammars, distance education schools and courses, great ESL web sites, and much more.

 
Phrasal Verbs

 Online quizzes to help with phrasal verbs.

 
Ten by Ten

An interactive exploration of the words and pictures that define the time. Every hour, 10x10 collects the 100 words and pictures that matter most on a global scale, and presents them as images with links to related news articles.

 
TOEFL Homepage

The Official TOEFL homepage.

 

UCLA Language Materials

Thematic lesson plans for educators teaching or students learning another language at any grade level. Site includes lesson plans and individual and supported practice materials for developing language communication skills.


Wordcount

An interactive presentation of the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked and scaled in order of how often each word is used.


Yappr

A site with many interesting tools to help you learn a new language. Yappr features videos of native English speakers, allows you to record your voice and play it back to practice pronunciation, and even broadcasts live English clssses.