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Multi-lingual language learning and language exchange Lang-8

Multi-lingual language learning and language exchange Lang-8 | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
Lang-8 is the best place for learning and practicing foreign languages. Post an entry in the language you are learning, then a native speaker will correct your entries. Currently there are more than 80 languages available on Lang-8.
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This is a language exchange social networking site through which you can have your writing corrected and correct other people’s writing. 

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RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand!

RhinoSpike : Foreign Language Audio on Demand! | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
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This site enables users to exchange audio files. You can submit full sentences that you would like to know how to pronounce, and native speakers record them and send them to you. You can record for others, which moves your submission up the queue. 

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Memrise - Learn something new everyday

Memrise - Learn something new everyday | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
The Memrise community uses images and science to make learning easy and fun. Learn a language. Learn anything.
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This site provides courses made up of flashcards with mnemonics (ideas to help you remember what you’re learning). There is also an app. You can choose a card to be shown again soon, if it is difficult to remember, or later, if you find it easy to remember.

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ESOL Resources | Skills Workshop

ESOL Resources | Skills Workshop | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
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This site provides a range of resources for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), as well as resources to develop ICT, literacy and numeracy skills.

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Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers

Forvo: the pronunciation guide. All the words in the world pronounced by native speakers | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
Forvo: the largest word pronunciation dictionary in the world, now with translations. All the words in all the languages pronounced by native speakers
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This site claims to be the largest pronunciation guide in the world. You can ask for a word or name, and another user will pronounce it for you. You can also help others by recording pronunciations in your own language.

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Video lessons - All Videos

EnglishCentral allows you to take a course and speak and learn English online with a speech recognition system, vocabulary and pronunciation tools.
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This site has a huge range of videos that can help you learn English.

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Learn English | British Council

Learn English | British Council | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
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This site is run by the British Council and includes sections on listen and watch, grammar and vocabulary, fun and games (including jokes), business and work, writing, IELTS and apps. It has resources for more experienced learners.

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Activities for ESL/EFL Students (English Study)

Free Online English Learning: Study English with Quizzes, Tests, Crossword Puzzles, Exercises and other activities for students of English as a second language.
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This site is made up of quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles. The site includes bilingual quizzes (e.g. in your first language and English) as well as other quizzes and puzzles including on grammar and vocabulary.

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Anki - powerful, intelligent flashcards

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This site offers sets of flashcards and when you are studying a set of cards you can choose whether a card is shown again soon, if it is difficult to remember, or later, if you find it easy to remember. There is also an app.

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BBC - Skillswise - English

BBC - Skillswise - English | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
BBC Skillswise enables adults to improve reading, writing and number skills. Level one and entry level three literacy and numeracy resources - worksheets, quizzes and games.
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This site can help us develop literacy skills and is divided into six areas: reading, writing, spelling, word grammar, sentence grammar, and speaking and listening.

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busuu | Learn Spanish, French, English and other languages for free

busuu | Learn Spanish, French, English and other languages for free | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
busuu is the world's largest social network for language learning. Connect for free with native speakers worldwide on your computer, tablet or mobile.
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This site is useful for conversation practice in particular. The resource also includes lessons on different themes and opportunities to have your writing and pronunciation reviewed by other users. There is a large database of native speakers with whom you can practice your new language.

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Full Text Translator, Language Translation | Free Translations from Dictionary.com

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Translation of at Translate.Reference.com with free online translator and multilingual dictionary for 30 foreign languages.

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Duolingo | Learn Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Italian and English for free

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This site offers English courses for Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian speakers and is a crowdsourced text translation platform through which you translate real-world documents while you learn. 

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Livemocha - Free Online Language Learning - Free Lessons Online

Livemocha - Free Online Language Learning - Free Lessons Online | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
Livemocha offers free online language learning, lessons, and other language learning activities. Our free language lessons are available in 35 languages.
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This site has a database of native speakers with whom you can practice your new language.

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italki: Learn a language online

italki: Learn a language online | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
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This site supports social learning (matching you with a language partner), self-study, and paid leaning (matching you with a teacher). The fees for paid learning are often more affordable than those for standard lessons elsewhere. 

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Verbling

Verbling is the best way to learn a language. Verbling offers language group classes and private tutoring 24/7. All teachers are approved based on certification and experience.
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 Verbling is the best way to learn a language. Verbling offers language group classes and private tutoring 24/7. All teachers are approved based on certification and experience.

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inogolo : Name Pronunciation Guide -- Pronounce the Names of People, Places, and Stuff in English

inogolo : Name Pronunciation Guide -- Pronounce the Names of People, Places, and Stuff in English | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
inogolo : Name Pronunciation Guide -- Pronounce the Names of People, Places, and Stuff in English
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This site provides an English pronunciation guide to the names of people, places, and ‘stuff’. It includes a searchable database of names with both phonetic (written symbols for pronunciation) and audio pronunciations.

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ESOL Resources

ESOL Resources | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
An ESOL resource site for busy tutors. Includes videos, radio, flashcards, classroom ideas and links.
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This site is designed for tutors but contains a range of resources including video, radio and flashcards that could be used by individual learners. 

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Apps for English Learning

Apps for English Learning | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
Browse, discover and download apps for learning English from Cambridge University Press.
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his site contains links to apps that can help you learn vocabulary and grammar and improve your pronunciation.

[There is a fee for most of them but several are under £5]

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ESOL Nexus

ESOL Nexus | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
Welcome to the ESOL Nexus page for learners. If you live and work in the UK this website is for you.
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This site is run by the British Council and includes sections on English for Work and UK Life as well as dictations, grammar lessons and standard sections on speaking, listening, reading and writing.

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Learning English - Home

Learning English - Home | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
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This BBC World Service site includes ‘Words in the News’, ‘Today’s Phrase’, and a weekly podcast to which you can subscribe, which introduces useful language for everyday situations.

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English my way

English my way | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
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This website is especially for people who are just starting to learn English.

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Learn English for Free with elllo!

Learn English for Free with elllo! | Communication Skills for Carers | Scoop.it
Learn English from a collection of over 2,000 free ESL/EFL listening lessons made for students and teachers
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This site is all about listening. The English Listening Library Online (Elllo) offers over 2000 free listening activities.

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