Grammarly probably has the most advanced grammar proof reading platform on the Internet. It’s a super useful website for anyone trying to get a extra pair of eyes on any important essay or project proposal drafted in English. For English language learners who want to improve their knowledge of grammar, try their free grammar correction tool. Simply plug in any sentence you want and get grammar corrections and feedback absolutely free.
Not the most aesthetic pleasing website in the world, but English Club is a great resource for any beginner or intermediate user who wants to improve English basics. Sign up and enjoys tons of free quizzes that will help you improve all 4 core English skills – Writing, Reading, Listening and Speaking. Also, don’t forget to checkout the “word of the day” section to grow your vocabulary free.
English With a Twist is one of our all time favorites. Operated by Shanthi, a freelance English teacher based out of the UK, English With a Twist shares a wide variety of free English learning resources ranging from infographics, to grammar tips, from word/idiom lists to insights from being a ESL teacher. On top of all this cool, free stuff, the site is a reflection of Shanthi’s colorful personality whether it’s going on ice cream dates with her step mom or whether it is a funny post on adapting Shakespearean to a modern business context.
A very popular English learning website among South Asian English learners, English Leap allows you to post questions and get help from a community of close to 10,000 English language learners. Also, unlike most other English language communities/forums on the Internet, English Leap seems to have a pretty good moderation process that allows genuine users get the most out of the community. One downside is the consistent, irritating ads and pop up on the side of your screen!
If you are hungry to learn new English words, Merriam Webster is a must have bookmark. You can find the meaning of words, along with examples of usage free of charge, within a few clicks. Also, you can also dig in to synonyms and antonyms for a given word and further broaden your vernacular. For all you tech-savvy app lovers, Merriam Webster recently launched a free app that can downloaded on both itunes and Android.
No list on English learning websites is complete without Dave’s ESL café. A true pioneer in the field of ESL, and a lifelong enthusiast for helping English learners, Dave provides tons of free resources on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, English slang, phrasal verbs, idioms etc. ESL Café is also a great place for students to meet English teachers (or tutors). For English language schools, the site provides advertising opportunities to attract both students and ESL teachers.
Spotlight English is kind of a hidden gem among English language websites. If you are a newbie to learning English, chances are you have not heard of Spotlight English. In our view, Spotlight English is one of the best resources for students trying improve their English listening skills via podcasts. The sites provide access to a lot of quality audio materiel at zero cost. A niche but venerable resource in the English learning industry, Spotlight English is a must visit website if you want to improve your English listening skills.