BBC World Service | Learning English News English, Audio, Video, Business English, Grammar & Vocabulary, Message Boards, Discussion Groups and Quizzes are just some of the resources available here. Perhaps the best site on the web?
MED Magazine The monthy webzine of the Macmillan English Dictionary. The December 2002 issue has a feature on Christmas traditions, an article on False Friends and looks at UK and US CVs. Back Issues are also available making this a very rich resource.
Wordwizard This website is intended mainly for discussing English word origins, phrases or idioms. There are also many links to word-related resources. You can also download WordWeb, a free utility which allows you to look up the meaning of words from within another program.
Using English for Academic Purposes - A Guide for International Students Andy Gillet of the University of Hertfordshire has produced an essential resource for anyone who following academic courses in English. All the key skill areas are covered including vocabulary, reading, writing and speaking. The site has a wide range of activities as well as lots of clear explanations.
Language Tools This page full of language tools, developed by Google, will be most helpful to persons looking to translate short passages of text or entire Web pages. First, the page provides an engine that allows users to search for pages composed in over thirty languages. The most helpful feature, though, is a translator that lets users translate text passages and Web pages from English into five different languages, and several different European languages back into English.
Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary: Home Page Apart from the online dictionary, the resources on this site include a News Reader featuring articles on people and events that have recently been in the news, crosswords and vocabulary exercises.