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​​​​​​​English as a Second Language (ESL) Resources

The links below may help ESL learners with listening, speaking, vocabulary, grammar, and research.
Newly added: Links to Peel Community Resources for newcomer students and their  families. 

  • Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab -> This lab provides listening activities on a wide variety of subjects. Answer multiple choice questions and receive an automatic score.
  • FluentU -> Enjoy relevant videos such as music videos, commercials, news, and inspiring talks, turned into English learning experiences.
  • Sounds of English -> This site includes links, handouts from presentations, English pronunciation pages (pictures, sounds, and videos to help you with English pronunciation), activities and exercises for English pronunciation and listening.
  • Phonetics Focus -> Contains phonemic charts, Listen & Record, Phonetic Typewriter, scored quizzes, practice tools and printable full-colour flashcard sets.


  • Memrise -> Creative and funny strategies to help expand vocabulary.
  • Duolingo​ -> This is a gamified platform for learning English words and grammar. Earn points, level up, and practice from a selected word list.


  • NoRedInk -> This is a free app on Edmodo. Generate grammar activities about favorite celebrities, hobbies, TV shows, and friends. The site includes hundreds of free exercises, and you can view your results immediately after completion.
  • Purdue Owl: ESL Students​ -> includes resources on writing in a variety of subjects. It contains links to OWL workshops and exercises, as well as external links to additional ESL resources.
  • ELC Study Zone -> The SUniversity of Victoria Study Zone contains English language lessons and grammar, reading and vocabulary practice exercises.
  • Dave's ESL Cafe -> An alphabetized list of definitions and examples of idioms.


  • Ducksters -> An encyclopedia offering cross-curricular information

International English Langugage Test (IELT) Practice

  • Road to IELTs -> 300 interactive exercises, advice videos from British Council experts, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable mock tests.
  • IELTS Essentials -> Free IELTS practice tests

Peel Community Resources

for ESL and Newcomer Students and Their Families



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