1. Language Help
The Language Centre's "Language Links" (Kielilinkkejä/Språklänkar) - a page with a variety of language links that pertain to the different faculties at the University of Helsinki
World Service English Learning - one of the very best sites
for learning and practising English.
English for Academic
Purposes - from the University of Hertfordshire UK, lots of
good advice and exercises.
- lots of interactive resources.
English Club all sorts of resources for learning English.
Reading and writing strategies and other help from Helsinki University Language Centre teachers.
Guides and Strategies from the University of St Thomas in Canada.
Council website has lots of different ways of learning English.
Grammar of English - online course in English grammar for university
Interactive grammar - basic elements of English grammar, clearly set out.
to Grammar and Writing - this page has won lots of prizes for
its help with grammar.
Grammar - prizewinning electronic grammar course from the University
Abitreenit - YLE pages with all sorts of help and exercises.
3. Online Help
Centre - get help fast from an international team of volunteer
4. Words, slang and idioms
Idiom of the Day
Word of the Day
A.Word.A.Day - subscribe to this and they e-mail you a new (advanced)
word every day.
- Macmillan's weekly buzzword, and archives.
Everyday phrases from the extensive English
Learning new words - 10 hints on learning vocabulary from the
University of Manchester.
Reading Room - help with your academic reading problems. In Finnish
Story Archives - texts from various field followed by tasks
Goodreads - a wonderful site for finding good books to read.
- Britain’s best weekly magazine with good articles for reading
6. Speaking and Pronunciation
Oral Presentations - a whole course, with lots of excellent advice, real opportunities for practice and video examples from the University
of Masaryk, Brno.
Presentation Skills - good advice and examples from the University
accents - recordings of British voices with a wide range of accents.
pronunciation - a collection of on-line exercises.
University On-line Writing Lab
Writing - good tips from the University of Canberra.
Phrasebank from the University of Manchester. Good advice for
for Writing Research Papers
Dartmouth College Writing Program gives advice on writing in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences as well as for students with English as a second language.
4 - Great opportunities for listening practice here, often including
Pulse of the Planet: National Geographic's site with text, sound and pictures
Buff - listen to authentic speeches from history.
University of Berkeley - listen to courses and prominent speakers.
Listening Lounge - real people, language tasks and transcripts.