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Updated May 25th, 2016

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Writing

Online Technical Writing: Online Textbook
Sentence Construction Basics
Sentence Sense -- On-line Textbook (link temporarily broken)
Owl Online Writing Lab -- Purdue University
Writing Guide for Undergrads
Online Resources for Writers
Advanced English Lessons
Resources for Writers and Writing Instructors
Guide to Grammar and Writing -- Jack Lynch
University of Victoria Writer’s Guide

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Grammar

Webster’s Guide to Grammar and Writing
Webster’s Index
Parts of a Sentence
Grammar-Quizzes.com
Using Punctuation -- 5 Minute English
     (Short Guide with Examples)
Blue Book Punctuation Rules
English Education: Grammar and Punctuation
Editing/Error Correction Quizzes
English Tests
Advanced Quizzes
Memorial University Writing Resources
Word Order
Common Errors in English
     (with examples and more links to common errors)
E.L. Easton – English on Line
Lynch’s Guide to Grammar and Writing
Grammar and Punctuation Glossary

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Vocabulary

Dictionaries
  Merriam Webster Pronouncing Dictionary
  The Free Dictionary
  Dictionary.net
    (definitions, quotes, usage examples, antonyms, rhymes)
  Voycabulary
Visual Dictionaries
  Visual Dictionary On-line
  (High Level Language)
  InfoVisual Visual Dictionary
  (Clear, Basic Vocabulary)
  The Internet Picture Dictionary
  (Includes Digital Flashcards and Other Vocabulary Practice Activities)
Web Concordancer
  (Understand vocabulary in context)
Idioms 4 You
  (includes definitions, scenarios, audio, and live real world examples)
Dictionary of Idioms
  (list of English idioms and idiomatic expressions; ignore annoying ads)
Idioms and Expressions
  (excellent list with explanations and examples)
150 Business Jargon Fixes

  (includes better business-language choices)
Building a Better Vocabulary
  (excellent "how to" advice; lists of common roots, prefixes, and suffixes; links to quizzes)

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Reading and Reference

SAT Prep Resources - Reading
  (sentence completion and passage-based reading questions and more)
Internet Public Library
The Canadian Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia Smithsonian
Wikipedia
How Things Work
How Stuff Works
  Bartleby.com -- Great Books Online

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Listening

ESL News Archives
CBC Archives
Science@NASA
(Search "audio". Open a new browser window so you can listen to and read the articles at the same time.)
Business Talk Radio
(Podcasts and Listen Live)
Daily Wav
Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab
Elllo: English Language Listening Lab On-line
AMI -- Accessible Media Inc.
Voice of America -- Special English
The Real Canadian Songbook
   (Popular songs by Canadian artists: video and quizzes)

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Pronunciation and Fluency

Sounds of American English
  (How to produce all vowels and consonants; sample words to practice; cellphone app also available.)
Merriam Webster Pronouncing Dictionary
Pronunciation of Names
Pronunciation of Countries

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Presentations

Making Oral Presentations
  (a good, short summary.)
George Torok's Presentation Skills Success
  (everything you need to know about professional presentations)
Designing Presentation Visuals
  (a useful short summary)
Effective Visuals
  (excellent advice illustrated with colour examples)
  (types of graphics and their uses; language used to describe charts, graphs and tables)
Influential Books on Communications
  (Oral, Visual, Business and Marketing, Media Studies and more)

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Miscellaneous

The Language Centre – Independent Language Learning
   (gain control over what, when, how, and how fast you study)
Learning English With Michelle
   (Blogspot posts and links to resources for ESL students, professionals, and immigrants by Journalist/ESL Instructor)
London Translation Agency
  London-based translation agency offering high-quality translation, interpreting and website localisation services
Online Teaching Degrees
  Find a teaching degree program that fits your needs. Online certifications available.
Communications-Major.com
  Academic and career options for communications students
GED
  Obtain guidance and support in studying for the GED at FranklinVirtualSchools.com.
English Games for Kids
  Grammar, Punctuation, Vocabulary, Spelling and More -- from GreyCampus

Gateway Links to Many More Resources
Vancouver Community College Links
  (Wide Range of Excellent Resources)
English as a Second Language -- Ron Chang Lee
  (Excellent List of Online Resources)
E.L. Easton – English Vocabulary, Dictionaries, Glossaries
Five 9 ESL Resource Guide for Students
  (Includes Vocabulary, Common English Phrases, Study Guides)
PaperStarter Grammar and Punctuation Guide
  (Links to grammar guides, common errors, and games and activities)
Dave's ESL Cafe
  (arguably the most popular ESL site on the web)

Spelling
Spelling Rules
Commonly Misspelled Words
Rules for Spelling -- Links to Guidelines, Rules, Practice, Tips, and Hints
Free Spelling Course

Job Search
bcjobs.com
  (Search by Category and/or Location; BC and Canada)
Workopolis
  (Job Search and Resources)
Skilled Immigrant Infocentre
  (Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch)
BC Internationally Trained Professionals Network
  (news, resources, links)
Careerjet.ca
  (Canadian employment search engine)
Neuvoo.ca
  (Find jobs in Canada and worldwide)

Resources for Instructors
BC TEAL
  ( a central meeting place and on-line community for EAL professionals)
TESL Canada
ESL Communication Resources: Near-Field Communication
  (Games, Lessons, ESL Support, and More from Near-Field Communication)
ESL Teacher Resources
  (Purdue Online Writing Lab)
Edudemic - connecting education and technology
  (Education Technology Tips For Students And Teachers)
English Worksheets Land -- printable worksheets aligned to Common Core standards
  (Many worksheets suitable for adult ESL learners)

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