1. Language help
The Language Centre’s “Language Links” (Kielilinkkejä/Språklänkar) – a page with a variety of language links that pertain to the different faculties at the University of Helsinki
BBC World Service English Learning – one of the very best sites for learning and practising English.
English for Academic Purposes – from the University of Hertfordshire UK, lots of good advice and exercises.
Dave’s ESLcafé – lots of interactive resources.
English Club all sorts of resources for learning English.
This British Council website has lots of different ways of learning English.
ESL Help Centre – go to ‘Resources’ at the top right corner
Internet Grammar of English – online course in English grammar for university students.
Hyper Grammar – prizewinning electronic grammar course from the University of Ottawa.
Abitreenit – YLE pages with all sorts of help and exercises.
3. Words, slang and idioms
Buzzwords – Macmillan’s weekly buzzword, and archives.
Everyday phrases from the extensive English Daily site.
Goodreads – a wonderful site for finding good books to read.
The Economist – Britain’s best weekly magazine with good articles for reading practice.
Academic Phrasebank from the University of Manchester. Good advice for academic writing.
Dartmouth College gives advice on citing sources.
BBC Radio 4 – Great opportunities for listening practice here, often including the tapescripts.
University of California Irvine – listen to courses and prominent speakers.
Update: 18 August 2022, SvB and Gráinne Hiney