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English learning resources including English language schools, top Internet ESL EFL sites, English learning software, books, teaching materials, audio cassettes and other reference.
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Begin a New ESL Class
Steps students should take before they begin a new ESL class to ensure they get the most out of class from the very beginning.

Learn English
Learn English at this site with resources including grammar explanations, vocabulary reference pages, quiz sheets, pronunciation help, and listening and reading comprehension strategies.

Student Visas to the USA
An overview of getting a student visa to the USA in order to study English at a language school, college or university.

English Learning Forum
English Learning Forum examples of posts at esl.about.com.

How large is the ESL market?
A quick overview of the value of the English learning market globally

How many people learn English world wide?
A brief overview of current statistics concerning the ESL English learning market globally.

Recommended Books for Beginning English Learners
Recommendations for every beginning level American English or British English learner including course book, grammar books, exercise book, dictionary and vocabulary building resources.

NiceTranslator
NiceTranslator is a fast, easy to use online translator designed with simplicity and functionality in mind. The quality of translations is very high and the ability to translate into multiple languages is outstanding.

ESL.net
Probably the greatest shop on the Internet to find all the ESL materials you need for individual learning and classes. ESL.net has it all from textbooks to software. Well worth a visit.

Book Recommendations for Advanced English Learning
Recommendations for every advanced level American English or British English learner including course book, grammar books, exercise book, dictionary and vocabulary building resources.

Recommended Books for Intermediate English Learners
Recommendations for every intermediate level English learner including course book, grammar books, exercise book, dictionary and appropriate software.

Children's English Learning Fun
Fun products to help children learn English recommended by About.com's guide to English as a Second Language

Top American English Pronunciation Help Books and Cassettes
One of the most frustrating aspects of learning a language is learning the idiomatic phrases, slang and common usage of native speakers. These five books focus on giving students a hand when learning North American idiomatic language. Some are reference guides, while others provide exercises to which can be used in the class or for self-study.

Business English Reference
Top business English books for English as special purposes learners and teachers. These books can help you improve your English for specific business situations.

Top Resource Books for American Idioms
Correct pronunciation can make all the difference when living in an English speaking country. This is especially true in the USA where the vast majority of citizens are not used to anything but standard US English. These books and cassettes will help you develop standard American pronunciation.

Top TOEFL Study Materials
Taking the TOEFL is a necessary step for any non US educated student wanting to study at a North American university. It is also increasingly required from other educational institutions throughout the world, as well as a desired or mandatory job qualification.

Top First Certificate Study Materials
Cambridge University's First Certificate Examination (FCE) is one of the most widely recognized qualifications around the world. The test is difficult requires serious preparation on very specific types of exam questions. These materials will help you prepare effectively for the examination.

Top Teacher Resource Books for K - 12 ESL Learners
The range of language skills that young ESL learners need to acquire goes from basic speaking skills to the ability to express themselves in writing. These books focus on providing young ESL learners with all the skills they will need to succeed at school in an English speaking environment. They also young learners improve their English through...

Free Teaching ESL / EFL Course
This course introduces and discusses the most important aspects of teaching: basic theory, job opportunities, teaching speaking, grammar, listening, reading and writing skills, how to assess student needs, develop a syllabus, and hints and tricks for a more enjoyable teaching environment. During the course ready to go lesson plans will be provided to help you implement the techniques discussed.

Free E-mail Course: Improve Your Vocabulary
We all know grammar is important. However, without a large vocabulary it's difficult to express what you want. This course is dedicated to helping expand your vocabulary. You will receive an e-mail each week with a new vocabulary lesson.

Free E-mail Course: Intensive Grammar Workshop
If you would like to brush-up your English grammar knowledge, review outside of class or increase your English grammar skills this is the course for you. The course provides extensive instruction and practice taking learners from an intermediate level to an advanced level of English grammar.

Free Beginning English E-mail Course
Sign up (or sign your students up) for this beginning level course. You will receive an e-mail each week. Each lesson contains an introduction and links to learning materials on the site. The course makes for an excellent introduction to the basics of English.

English Learning Software
English learning software is provided for everything from beginning English to exam preparation for the TOEFL or Cambridge Exams. You need to know what your language learning goals are when deciding on a software package. Use the following list of software types to help guide you to the software you need.

English Learning Software - Buying Guide
English learning software is provided for everything from beginning English to exam preparation for the TOEFL or Cambridge Exams. You need to know what your language learning goals are when deciding on a software package. Use the following list of software types to help guide you to the software you need.

SMS Texting
It's the new language going round the Earth - Texting. What is it? Well, it's those acronyms such as 'URT1' (Translation: You are the one) which young people (and some old) are using when sending SMS messages, speaking in chat rooms or sending e-mail. Here is a resource for English learners that provides a definition and an explanation in simple English.

Top Beginning English Learning Software
Beginning English software packages focus on providing basic structures and vocabulary. Most include pronunciation help and a number provide assistance in the learner's native language. Topics are usually rather general and many are designed to help the learner use English when travelling abroad.

Differences Between American and British English
A discussion of the principal differences between American and British English. By your About.com ESL Guide.

How To Improve Your English
A simple plan on how to improve your English.

Linguee Translation Tools
Linguee specializes in the translation of words, terms, and short phrases. It's available for bi-directional translations in five new languages, including English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and German, covering languages spoken by roughly three billion people around the world. Linguee provides example sentences with the translation term in a number of different contexts, making it an excellent translation tool, as well as a powerful teaching tool to provide context in class.

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