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English Language Learning: Writing and Grammar Resources

Writing and Grammar Books

Hot Topics 2

Pavlik, Cheryl. Hot Topics 2 Boston, MA: Thomson/Heinle, 2006.

Grammar in Use. Intermediate : Self-Study Reference and Practice for Students of English


Murphy, Raymond., and William R. Smalzer. “Grammar in Use. Intermediate : Self-Study Reference and Practice for Students of English.” Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

 

Writing Better English for ESL Learners

Swick, Edward. Writing Better English for ESL Learners  2nd ed. Chicago, Ill: McGraw-Hill, 2009.

 

Random House Webster’s Student Notebook Grammar, Usage & Punctuation Guide

Random House Webster’s Student Notebook Grammar, Usage & Punctuation Guide. 1st ed. New York: Random House, 2002.

 

Grammar Troublespots: An Editing Guide for Students

Raimes, Ann. Grammar Troublespots: An Editing Guide for Students  2nd ed. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1992.

 

ESL Beginner: English as a Second Language

Boguchwal, Sherry. ESL Beginner: English as a Second Language  3rd ed., Piscataway, N.J: Research & Education Association, 2013.

 

Dictionaries

Dictionary.com
http://www.dictionary.com
Online dictionary, thesaurus, grammar, usage & style, and writing resource

Internet Picture Dictionary
http://www.pdictionary.com
Free, online multilingual picture dictionary with interactive activities for English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and ESL learners

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
http://www.m-w.com
Provides a free online dictionary, thesaurus, audio pronunciations, Word of the Day, word games, and other English language resources

Merriam-Webster Visual Dictionary
http://visual.merriam-webster.com
Provides a free online visual dictionary containing over 20,000 terms, more than 6,000 illustrations, and audio pronunciations

Helpful Websites

Activities for ESL Students
http://www.chompchomp.com/
This site, created by a community college instructor, includes terms, interactive exercises (with answers/explanations), handouts and guidelines for quickly improving grammar ability. Appropriate for both GED students and instructors

Dave's ESL Café
http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar
Includes grammar topics, example sentences, and exercises

Khan Academy
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar
Video tutorials including parts of speech, punctuation, syntax, usage and style.

OWL: ESL Exercises
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl_exercises/esl_exercises/index.html
The exercises in this category cover a wide range of topics, but have been designed for second language writers of a variety of proficiency levels. Includes paraphrase and summary exercises; nominalizations and subject position.

OWL: Grammar
https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/general_writing/grammar/index.html
These OWL resources will help you use correct grammar in your writing. This area includes resources on grammar topics, such as count and noncount nouns, articles (a versus an), subject-verb agreement, and prepositions.

YouTube Resources

English with Jennifer
The host of this channel is an ideal ESL teacher for those who need more guidance than simply reading from websites. The user’s videos are separated into playlists covering vocabulary, verb tenses, pronunciation, and more.

Teacher Phil
This page offers lessons in basic English, business English, idioms, and more with Teacher Phil. You will learn how to speak with an American accent and use proper English, and even tackle some of the more complex and challenging language rules.

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