Academic External Resources
- Purdue Online Writing Lab – Academic writing resources.
- UofT Resources for Reading & Researching
- University of Leeds: Academic Writing – Guidance on the expectations set for academic writing.
- Read Write Think – Resources for learning about critical thinking and writing for grades 11 and 12. Provided by the National Council of Teachers of English (USA).
- BBC Writer’s Room – Resources for developing writers provided by the UK’s national broadcaster (BBC).
- English Central Videos – Practice listening, writing and speaking English with these short 20-30 second video clips.
- Internet TESL Journal – Links to interactive games, puzzles and idioms.
- Dave’s ESL Café – Provides a wide range of materials for students, including grammar, vocabulary and slang.
- ESL instruction from the Purdue Online Writing Lab – Detailed explanation of grammar issues.
- University of Victoria Study Zone – Materials at all levels including quizzes.
- Athabaska University – English Grammar Handbook – Summary of grammar.
- Cambridge Dictionary – Includes simple definitions, and recorded British and English pronunciation for all words. You can also search for grammar structures.
- CBC Learning English through the News (Manitoba) – Nearly 100 lessons that you can do yourself (without a teacher).
- CBC Learning English through the News (Edmonton) – Lessons involving current news that you can do yourself (without a teacher).
- British Council LearnEnglish – Videos and activities created by world-renowned experts.
- One Stop English – A range of videos, grammar activities, and other supports provided by MacMillan Education.
- Accredited TESL Training Programs (TESL Ontario) – For those interested in teaching English.
- Academic Word List – Word list created for EAL students who want to study academically (Victoria University of Wellington).
Don’t forget to visit our FYI page to access resources made by our academic team.
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We offer Academic Skills and Writing Assistance Clinics at the Student Success Centre. Our Academic Skills Office is located in Mills Library, room 213E, on the second floor of the Learning Commons. For quick questions or referrals, drop in on Wednesdays between 1:00-4:00 p.m. or make an appointment in advance on OSCARplus.