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.
Internet Grammar of English – online course in English grammar for university students.
Interactive grammar – basic elements of English grammar, clearly set out.
Guide to Grammar and Writing – this page has won lots of prizes for its help with grammar.
Hyper Grammar – prizewinning electronic grammar course from the University of Ottawa.
Abitreenit – YLE pages with all sorts of help and exercises.
3. Online help
ESL Help Centre – get help fast from an international team of volunteer teachers.
4. Words, slang and idioms
Buzzwords – Macmillan’s weekly buzzword, and archives.
Everyday phrases from the extensive English Daily site.
The Economist – Britain’s best weekly magazine with good articles for reading practice.
Study Skills for Dyslexic Students gives advice on reading and writing from Sheffield University
6. Speaking and pronunciation
Oral Presentations – a whole course, with lots of excellent advice, real opportunities for practice and video examples from the University of Masaryk, Brno.
British accents – recordings of British voices with a wide range of accents.
Academic Phrasebank from the University of Manchester. Good advice for academic writing.
Study Skills for Dyslexic Students gives advice on writing and reading from Sheffield University
Dartmouth College Writing Program gives advice on writing in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences as well as for students with English as a second language.
BBC Radio 4 – Great opportunities for listening practice here, often including the tapescripts.
University of California Irvine – listen to courses and prominent speakers.
The English Listening Lounge – real people, language tasks and transcripts.