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Resources For Learning English

Category: Language Training | 2018-05-24

We absolutely love teaching English. There are so many benefits to learning English, that it’s hard to articulate them all in one blog. However, if you’re an English student, it can be hard to find extra resources if you want to practice at home (check out our blog on How to Learn English at Home).

While it’s awesome to have a personal English teacher, they can only bring you so far with an hour-and-a-half lesson once a week. If you want to really advance with you language learning, it may be time to put in a little extra effort on your own.

If that’s the case, good for you! We’ve assembled a whole list of helpful resources right here so that you can find a host of different platforms to continue your language learning journey whenever you have the time.

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If you don’t have time for traditional English classes (and let’s be honest, many of us don’t), Gymglish will be the way to go. Gymglish is a fun, interactive way to learn English in just 10 minutes a day. If you want to learn another language, check out Frantastique for the same concept with French lessons. It’s fun and easy!

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If you’re looking for more language learning explanations (besides our awesome blog, of course) we have a few other options for you. The more the merrier, right? Check out some of our favorites here:

Grammar Girl


Perfect English Grammar


Daily Writing Tips

Grammar Revolution

Oxford Dictionaries Blog


These blogs are all very helpful in improving your English, whether you’re a beginner or a native speaker. Tips, exercises, and clear explanations will help you improve your language skills with just a few minutes a day.


You didn’t think you’d be seeing the music giant on this list, did you? Well, Spotify is a great resource for English language podcasts.

Podcasts are essentially radio shows that are broadcasted over the internet for download or listening, and are generally a series that tells a story. There are podcasts about everything, and we mean everything. From true crime stories to X-Files type fictional stories to people analyzing current events, there’s a podcast for every type out there. Spotify has a whole host of different English-language podcasts, so we suggest that you listen to a few, and choose one to listen to on a regular basis that strikes your fancy.

Listening practice, for example with podcasts or radio news (like you can find on NPR or the BBC) is great if you want to practice for conference calls or if you take part in a lot of meetings in English. Listening to podcasts or radio programs will also help you get used to different voices and accents, which is really useful when learning a language.

You can find Spotify right here.

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TED Talks

TED talks are one of my favorite things. If you haven’t heard of TED talks, they’re videos that are about 20 minutes long about all different topics. They cover everything from the latest scientific breakthroughs to body language, and also have a transcript that you can read if you need extra help when watching the video. They’re really informative, and I love using them in my classes.

Watching videos are a great way to practice real world listening skills, as well as watching people at the same time. Plus, who doesn’t love sitting back and enjoying a good video?

Find a whole bunch of TED Talks here.






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Putting it all Together

If you want to improve your English language skills, there’s no time like the present. There are so many resources out there at the moment, that this list is just scratching the surface. However, learning a language takes a lot of dedication, and we’re sure that you’ll see how beneficial it is to put in a little bit of your own time to better your language skills.

As always, let us know in the comments if any of these tips work for you! We’d love to hear from you! And if you want another way to improve your English, sign up for our monthly newsletter and receive a 7-day FREE TRIAL of our online English course. Also get more tips, articles and exclusive deals. Thanks for reading!




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