Resource Index

English Training Resources

General English Language Training Resources



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ESOL Courses - Free English Lessons Online

ESOL Cources is a free English language website that offers self-study lessons for adult learners.
The site is also for English language teachers looking for lesson ideas to use in the classroom.

Games to learn English

This is a pretty cool site that has interactive games for Vocabulary, Grammar, Spelling and other things. It's designed for beginners, but can also be good foundational practice for learners of other levels.

LEO network

LEO network is a free website for students and teachers alike.
Their aim is to help promote friendship and understanding amongst native speakers and learners of English as a foreign/second language.

Native Monks

Native Monks is a marketplace that connects tutors of over 130 different languages with students from all over the world.
You have the ability to choose the tutor you wish to have. Check out the site to learn more.

Online Etymology Dictionary

"Etymology" is the origin of a word and the historical development of its meaning.

Online Etymology Dictionary is a map of the wheel-ruts of modern English. Etymologies are not definitions; they're explanations of what our words meant and how they sounded 600 or 2,000 years ago.

Sensations English

Practice your English with videos and articles, supported by games and study tools
Lessons are based on the news video or article. Each one has games and tools to test and extend your progress in English. Just find your language level and get started!

To Fluency

English learning advice that helps you achieve your dream of speaking English fluently.


English Conversations provides language learning materials to a global audience.
In addition to all of the free language learning resources we make available on the site – all under a Creative Commons share-alike license – we also offer some more comprehensive lessons in our store.

At you can learn to speak fluent English from native-English teachers by Skype, Zoom, or phone. Courses are customized to your level, needs, professional or personal interests. Free trial lesson offered.

Grammar - "Your #1 Source for Grammar and Punctuation"

Grammar Bytes - "Grammar Instruction with Attitude

Grammar Monster

Grammar Monster offers free English Grammar Lessons and Interactive Tests
They have An A-Z grammar glossary, A list of common writing errors (ordered by seriousness), Hundreds of interactive tests, A YouTube channel with explainer videos ... and more.


Listening Resources


Here you can watch news streams and other things from around the world.

Lyrics - English Training Using Songs

Lyrics Training

Learn and improve your foreign language skills, music videos, and the lyrics of songs. Lyrics Training also has a special Karaoke mode that lets you sing and enjoy the full lyrics.


(a method of teaching people to read by correlating sounds with symbols in an alphabetic writing system)

ABC Fast Phonics

Reading Horizons

Reading Resources

Graded Readers:

American English E-books

Read e-books anytime, anywhere: on the go or in the classroom! Free American English e-books-including classic graded readers, an idiom reference guide, and resources for teachers are available in .epub (most e-readers and tablets) and .mobi (Kindle-compatible) format in the “Downloads” section of select American English resources.

  • These e-books are also available on the free American English app for feature and Android mobile phones. Get the American English app by visiting on your mobile internet browser. This app was developed in partnership with English Education Alliance members, biNu and Worldreader.

Children's Books

I was recently (November 2020) informed, by a visitor here at English Reader ETC. (Thanks a lot Emma C!) about a resource for children's books. This site has printable books for English-speaking kids aged 4-8, and for people who are learning to read English as a second language. The books are free to print and share.

English E-Books

This site has been created to help people learn the English language. Adapted books – one of the best and interesting way to increase your vocabulary. Here you can find English ebooks of different levels in epub, mobi, fb2, rtf, and txt formats... Download or read online for free!


An ebook retailer (also listed below), connected to a large ecosystem of reading systems and social networksalso has graded readers.


A free online collection of stories and poems
in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time,
and word count is given for each of the passages.

Open Culture E-books

A resource for finding freely available classics in e-book form, including fables, fairy tales and books in the public domain. Some titles can be read online, other can be downloaded to e-book readers.

Online Reading:


A social enterprise that innovated the concept of “AniBooks” or animated books to support emergent literacy and language skills.

Cambridge English Readers

Children's Books Online - the Rosetta Project

The largest collection of illustrated antique books online... we think

Children's Storybooks Online - Stories for Kids of All Ages

Classic Books –

Explore bygone eras, time-honored tales, and historical narratives

Curious George Stories - Free Online Story Books for Children


Feedbooks is an ebook retailer, connected to a large ecosystem of reading systems and social networks.
Every month, Feedbooks distributes millions of books to an increasingly growing community of readers.

International Children's Digital Library

The International Children's Digital Library (ICDL) is a research project funded primarily by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and Microsoft Research to create a digital library of outstanding children's books from all over the world.


Just Books Read Aloud

Children's books read aloud by normal (but enthusiastic) readers.


Pulseit is an online community for anyone that loves teen books!
It’s where you can read free teen books and exclusive excerpts, heart comments, books and content that you love, and share your reviews on books, your ideas, and more. Plus – it’s free to join & participate!

Read With Me EBooks

Interactive Books for Parents and Teachers of Young Children
This program is designed to be a fun way to develop your children's early
literacy skills as you read story books with them.

Testing Resources

Cambridge English Readers Level Test

English Club

Test Your English Reading Level
This test evaluates how well you understand what you read in English.

Macmillan Readers Level Test

Complete a range of vocabulary and grammar-based questions that have been graded from Starter to Upper Intermediate level.

Oxford Bookworms Level Tests

The Oxford Bookworms Library offers enjoyable reading at seven levels (Starter to Stage 6).

Tools for ESL teachers

(With a focus on Online Teaching Tools)


Discover resources for making early learning fun with Curious George

ESL Library

Download, print, and photocopy our beautifully designed, well-planned English lessons and flashcards to help you teach a better class.


Macmillan English - for teachers

Macmillan English - Spotlight on 2015

Macmillan Practice Online for teachers

Off 2 Class

ESL lessons for tutors and teachers.
Reduce your prep time. Focus on your students. Select. Launch. Teach.

Zoom - videoconferencing system