ESL online content providers


English Language Centre - CILL - PolyU Hong Kong
http://elc.polyu.edu.hk/cill/default4.htm (opens in new window)


Activities for ESL students
http://a4esl.org/ (opens in new window)


Alex's Dropbox
https://www.dropbox.com/home (opens in new window)


Alternative English School
http://www.alternative.hu/ (opens in new window)


bbc
http://www.bbc.co.uk (opens in new window)


BBC - The Flatmates
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/flatmates/ (opens in new window)


BBC / British Council
http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk (opens in new window)


BBC Express English
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/expressenglish/ (opens in new window)


BBC Grammar Challaenge
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/radio/specials/1413_gramchallenge26/index.shtml (opens in new window)


BBC Learning English - Drama
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/drama (opens in new window)


BBC Learning English - News about Britain
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/newsaboutbritain/ (opens in new window)


BBC Learning English - News Report
http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/english/features/news-report (opens in new window)


BBC Learning English - Pronunciation Tips
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/grammar/pron/ (opens in new window)


BBC Learning English - The English We Speak
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/theenglishwespeak/ (opens in new window)


BBC Learning English - The Teacher
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/theteacher/ (opens in new window)


BBC Learning English - Words in the News
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/language/wordsinthenews/ (opens in new window)


BBC Learning English Talking Business
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/talkingbusiness/ (opens in new window)


BBC news
http://news.bbc.co.uk/ (opens in new window)


BBC Six minute English
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/general/sixminute/ (opens in new window)
BBC Learning English audio programme in which two presenters discuss an item of topical interest for six minutes and bring out language points of interest. Includes difficult word list.

BBC Skillswise
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/ (opens in new window)


BBC Talking Business
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/business/talkingbusiness/index.shtml (opens in new window)


BBC Talking sports
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/talkingsport/ (opens in new window)


BBC world service learning english
http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/index.shtml (opens in new window)


Better English Lessons
http://www.better-english.com/ (opens in new window)


bigriddles.com
http://www.bigriddles.com (opens in new window)


Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
http://www.grammarbook.com/english_rules.asp (opens in new window)


BNC - Oxford University Computing Services
http://www.natcorp.ox.ac.uk/ (opens in new window)


Breaking News English
http://www.breakingnewsenglish.com/ (opens in new window)


British Council
http://www.britishcouncil.org/ (opens in new window)


BULATS.org
http://www.bulats.org/index.html (opens in new window)


Business Spectator (Australia)
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/ (opens in new window)


Business Spectator (Australia)
http://www.businessspectator.com.au/ (opens in new window)


Collins (publishers)
http://www.collins.co.uk (opens in new window)


Compleat Lexical Tutor (Tom Cobb)
http://www.lextutor.ca/ (opens in new window)


Daily Express (UK)
http://www.express.co.uk/ (opens in new window)


Drew's Script-O-Rama
http://www.script-o-rama.com/ (opens in new window)


eatdrinkhongkong
http://www.eatdrinkhongkong.com (opens in new window)


eduTube
http://www.edutube.org/ (opens in new window)


eflnet
http://www.eflnet.com/ (opens in new window)


Elllo.org
http://www.elllo.org (opens in new window)


ELTbase - grammar notes
http://www.eltbase.com/selector.php?actype=notes&langtype=notes (opens in new window)


eltbase - online documents
http://www.eltbase.com (opens in new window)


Eltbase.com
http://www.eltbase.com (opens in new window)


eltbase.com picture sets
http://www.eltbase.com (opens in new window)
External picture sets

English Grammar 4U Online
http://www.ego4u.com (opens in new window)


english grammar secrets
http://www.englishgrammarsecrets.com/usedto/menu.php (opens in new window)


English Language & use
http://english.stackexchange.com/ (opens in new window)


English Online France
http://eolf.univ-fcomte.fr/index.php?page=home (opens in new window)


English-test.net
http://www.english-test.net/ (opens in new window)


EnglishClub.com
http://www.englishclub.com (opens in new window)


Englishlab.net
http://www.englishlab.net (opens in new window)


EnglishReaders.org
http://www.englishreaders.org/ (opens in new window)


eslreading.org
http://www.eslreading.org/ (opens in new window)


esolcourses.com
http://www.esolcourses.com/ (opens in new window)


Evernote - audio
https://evernote.com/ (opens in new window)


Facebook
http://www.facebook.com (opens in new window)


Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/ (opens in new window)


Forvo.com
http://www.forvo.com/ (opens in new window)


Frankfurt Internation School guide to learning English
http://esl.fis.edu/index.htm (opens in new window)


Good Luck IELTS
http://www.goodluckielts.com (opens in new window)


goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/ (opens in new window)


goodreads
https://www.goodreads.com/ (opens in new window)


Goodreads.com
http://www.goodreads.com/ (opens in new window)


Google images
http://www.google.com (opens in new window)


Goverment of New South Wales
http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au (opens in new window)


grammar-quizzes.com
http://www.grammar-quizzes.com/index.html (opens in new window)


Guide to Grammar and Writing (Capital Community College, Hartford, CT)
http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm (opens in new window)


HKU Public Opinion Programme
http://hkupop.hku.hk/english/index.html (opens in new window)


HKU SPACE
http://hkuspace.hku.hk/ (opens in new window)


Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ (opens in new window)


Ian D Allen
http://www.idallen.com/ (opens in new window)


IDP IELTS Hong Kong
http://www.hongkong.idp.com/ielts/home.aspx (opens in new window)


IELTS Simon
http://ielts-simon.com/ielts-help-and-english-pr/ (opens in new window)


Ielts-exam.net
http://www.ielts-exam.net/ (opens in new window)


IELTS.org
http://www.ielts.org/default.aspx (opens in new window)


International Lyrics Playground
http://lyricsplayground.com/index.html (opens in new window)


interned movie database
http://www.imdb.com/ (opens in new window)


Internet Movie Database
http://www.imdb.com/ (opens in new window)


Learn English Today
http://www.learn-english-today.com/index.html (opens in new window)


LibriVox | Free public domain Audiobooks
https://librivox.org/ (opens in new window)


Linguaspectrum
http://www.youtube.com/user/Linguaspectrum (opens in new window)


Listen to English
http://www.listen-to-english.com/index.php (opens in new window)


Lyrics Freak
http://www.lyricsfreak.com/ (opens in new window)


MacDictionary YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/user/MacDictionary#p/u (opens in new window)


MacMillan English
http://www.macmillanenglish.com (opens in new window)


manythings.org
http://www.manythings.org/ (opens in new window)


msn encarta
http://encarta.msn.com/ (opens in new window)


MysteryNet.com
http://www.mysterynet.com/ (opens in new window)


National Geographic / Cengage - Life
http://www.ngllife.com/ (opens in new window)


News English Lessons
http://www.newsenglishlessons.com/ (opens in new window)


News in Levels
http://www.newsinlevels.com/# (opens in new window)


Oxford Dictionaries
http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/ (opens in new window)


Oxford University Press
http://www.oup.com/ (opens in new window)


Ozdic
http://www.ozdic.com/ (opens in new window)


Pearson ELT (YouTube)
http://www.youtube.com/user/PearsonLongmanELT/videos (opens in new window)


Perioddrama.com
http://perioddrama.com/ (opens in new window)


Planet magazine
http://www.planet-mag.com/ (opens in new window)


Powerhouse Museum
http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/ (opens in new window)


Project Gutenberg
http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page (opens in new window)


ProProfs Quiz School
http://www.proprofs.com/quiz-school/ (opens in new window)


pythononline
http://www.pythononline.com (opens in new window)


Random Idea English
http://random-idea-english.blogspot.hk/ (opens in new window)


Reporters Without Borders
http://en.rsf.org/ (opens in new window)


Reuters
http://www.reuters.com/ (opens in new window)


RTHK (Hong Kong)
http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk (opens in new window)
Hong Kong government broadcasting service. Content in Chinese and English

Shapeeways
http://www.shapeways.com/ (opens in new window)


Simple English Wikipedia
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (opens in new window)


Snopes.com
http://www.snopes.com/ (opens in new window)


South China Morning Post
http://www.scmp.com (opens in new window)


South China Morning Post
http://www.scmp.com (opens in new window)


space4english.com
http://www.space4english.com (opens in new window)


Stack Exchange - English grammar and usage
http://english.stackexchange.com/ (opens in new window)


The Guardian
http://www.guardian.co.uk/ (opens in new window)


The Independent (YouTube channel)
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCshwRhftzkiov5wKR7M_LsQ (opens in new window)


The Visual Dictionary
http://www.infovisual.info/ (opens in new window)


TV.com
http://www.tv.com/ (opens in new window)


Umea 2014
http://umea2014.se/en/ (opens in new window)


Unison HK
http://www.unison.org.hk (opens in new window)


University of Bristol
http://www.bristol.ac.uk/ (opens in new window)


University of Michigan English Language Institute
http://www.lsa.umich.edu/eli (opens in new window)


Urban Dictionary
http://www.urbandictionary.com/ (opens in new window)


UsingEnglish.com
http://www.usingenglish.com (opens in new window)


Usingenglish.com
http://www.usingenglish.com/ (opens in new window)


videojug
http://www.videojug.com/ (opens in new window)


Voice of America - Special English
http://www.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/ (opens in new window)


Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/ (opens in new window)


Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/ (opens in new window)


Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (opens in new window)


wiktionary
http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Main_Page (opens in new window)


Woodward English
http://www.woodwardenglish.com/ (opens in new window)


wordcount.org
http://www.wordcount.org/about.html (opens in new window)


xamuel.com
http://www.xamuel.com/glowing-sitemap/ (opens in new window)


yahoo
http://www.yahoo.com/ (opens in new window)


YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/ (opens in new window)


Zaha Hadid Architects
http://www.zaha-hadid.com (opens in new window)


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