Level Test Introduction This is a series of quick tests that will give you a rough idea of your level of English on a scale of 0 to 5. There are five tests altogether at different levels. The five levels are very approximately: You start at the level that you think is correct for you and keep on answering the questions until the test finishes and you are given a level. Use the increase font/text size menu item (View Menu in Netscape and Internet Explorer) to change the size of the text if you want. Where do you want to start? Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Tests are taken from Penguin English Tests: Books 1 - 5 by Jake Allsop. English Grammar Tests for ESL Students - English Grammar Practice Quizzes Welcome to our English grammar training section, a good place to practice and improve your knowledge of English grammar. The quizzes come in three levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. The topics covered include verb tenses, phrasal verbs, articles, prepositions, noun clauses, and much more. Start practicing English right now! (B) = Beginner; (I) = Intermediate; (A) = Advanced VERB TENSES (Tests/Quizzes): Commands (Imperative) 1 (B/I)Commands (Imperative) 2 (B/I)Commands (Imperative) 3 (B/I)The Present Continuous 1 (B)Simple Past/Past Continuous? EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR ENGLISH WRITING SKILLS (ADVANCED) Whether you're a native speaker of English or an advanced ESL student, these practice tests will help you to recognize and eliminate common grammar errors. COUNTABLE (COUNT) or UNCOUNTABLE (NONCOUNT) NOUNS: USED TO, BE USED TO, WOULD 1 (B/I)WOULD YOU LIKE or DO YOU LIKE?
blog-efl 50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language Teaching a new language to non-native speakers may be one of the most challenging educational jobs out there, so ELL teachers can use all of the help they can get! Thankfully, many excellent resources for ELL and ESL exist online, from full-service websites to reference tools and communities, all designed to make the task of educating ELL students just a little bit easier and more effective. We’ve scoured the Internet to share 50 of the best of these resources, and we hope you’ll find lots of valuable content and tools through these incredibly useful links for ELL educators. Websites Resource tools, printables, and other great stuff for ELL educators are all available on these sites. Articles & Advice Check out resource lists, journal articles, and ideas for best practices in ELL on these links. Organizations Take advantage of the great opportunities and resources available from these organizations that benefit ELL teachers. Learning Resources Teaching Resources Reference Communities & Blogs
7 Phrases that Will Drastically Improve Your Cultural Fluency in English You may have perfect grammar, but grammar does not make you a good intercultural communicator. This topic is one of the most underestimated, poorly understood, and ambiguous parts of English fluency, but its crucial for confident and effective communication. Today we will explore 7 important phrases that will drastically improve your cultural fluency in English. This is the second part of our wildly popular article series on cultural fluency (read part I here), and this topic is also part of the introduction to the Real Life English Fluency+ Course. Lea este texto en español | Join the Real Life English International Community So What Exactly is Cultural Fluency? Cultural fluency is the understanding and effective use of the hidden cultural currents of communication. These are not rigid universal grammar rules that can be easily mapped, but dynamic and subjective tendencies that are the essence of effective communication. Survival Phrases and Cultural Fluency “What?” Girl: WhaT? 1. 2. 3. 4.
The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad Finding apps isn’t difficult. Finding education apps is only a bit more challenging. Finding free education apps is also possible. Finding free education apps worth downloading is a different story entirely. The following is our list for the 55 best apps for learning we can find. A few notes: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad 1. Developer Description: View 360-degree panoramas of places around the globe with Street View; View high resolution satellite imagery of locations around the world. 2. Developer Description: “…explore more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tech, Arts & Music, and Health subjects right on their mobile devices. 3. Developer Description: “This app is a fun way for parents, teachers, librarians, and readers to get more information about top rated books at the fifth and sixth grade level. 4. 5. Developer Description: “A growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. 6. 7.
Business English Learning and Teaching Sites Every month, we profile a "Business English Site of the Month" in our free e-newsletters for English language learners and for professionals working with non-native English speakers (along with other useful information and news). For your convenience, some of these sites are linked to below. To learn about new sites as soon as they are published, please sign up for our newsletters. We currently have newsletters with country-specific news and information for the United States (sign up on navigation bar at right) and for Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates (e-mail us and specify which country's newsletter you should receive). If you are in another country, you are of course welcome to receive newsletters as well, but again please let us know where you live as we hope to add more newsletters specifically for other countries in the future. About.com: Business for English, Work, and Other Specific Purposes AMIDEAST TOEIC Central BBC News: Learning English Daily Writing Tips
Listening Welcome to EnglishClub Listening, to help you learn the skill of listening in English. Listening is the first of the four language skills, which are: 1. Listening 2. Speaking 3. What Is Listening? How to Hear English Everywhere How can you hear English when you're not in an English-speaking country? Dictation Do you want to improve your English listening skills? Listen to English by Radio Listen to English online with programmes from stations like the BBC or Voice of America. Listen to the News Listen to our weekly digest of the news in English. Listen to Poetry in English Some classic pieces of poetry and other texts for you to listen to and read. Podcasts You can listen online or download these readings, many of which come with transcript and wordchecker to explain vocabulary. Improve your listening with MyEC! MyEnglishClub features thousands of videos and songs for English learners. This Week in History Listen to a new story every Monday. ESL Videos More listening practice by watching videos.
TOEIC® Success Story: University of Toronto I found the following story from the ETS "Success Stories" files about the TOEIC® Listening & Reading test particularly interesting for two reasons. First of all, it describes problems with in-house placement tests similar to those we frequently hear about from our clients. Second, it discusses an advantage that I don't think people always think about in relation to TOEIC tests the speed with which our university and other institutional clients can get information back on the English language skills of their students or employees. The Challenge: Placing incoming students quickly and accurately. The University of Toronto is the largest university in Canada and a leading higher-learning institution. each eight-week session, with five levels from beginner through advanced. With so many students enrolling in each session, the Intensive English Program found that its in-house, hand-scored placement test was difficult to administer and score in a timely manner. The Solution The Results
autoenglish.org Free ESL Worksheets, English Teaching Materials, ESL Lesson Plans Learn English With Songs - Learn English Through Songs and Videos Liftable / Stand-up / Rising - Desk / Table Machanical solution that can be mounted on almost any table & can lift easily high load. Total costs of this project were cost of table itself + about 150$ in components. Necessary components: 1. Any cheap bearings x 24 2. Any kind of thick plywood (about 2cm thick) 3. Any Furniture wheels x 4 5. Necessary tools: 1. Demos: If you consider such project you should know that it is very importnat to lower construction on both sides of table to make it work, otherwise because of too small angles of the crosses you will brake construction when you will try to lift it. Another important thing to remember is to use construction wheels to reduce friction on cable in the corners ( do not use simple hooks if your table top weighs a lot). You should also choose thick cable, to avoid stretching of cable in longer shoulder (if you use thin cable longer cable will stretch more & it will rise faster).