Resources to help improve English proficiency while preparing for TOEFL, IELTS, Duolingo, or other standardized English language proficiency tests are provided in the table below. Some give practice in reading, writing, speaking, and listening while others are focused on one skill in particular.
|American English||Language resources for teaching and learning American English and American culture|
|BBC||Language exercises based on news stories|
|Breaking News English||Language exercises based on news stories|
|British Council||Language lessons|
|Dave’s ESL Café||Language exercises and information – all skills |
|Duolingo||Language exercises at an intermediate level – all skills|
|EAP Foundation||Academic language exercises and information |
|English Club||Language resources|
|Eva Easton’s American English Pronunciation||Pronunciation information|
|The Learning Network – NY Times||Language exercises based on news stories|
|Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab||Language exercises – focus on listening|
|U.S. Department of State – American English||Promotion of English language resources through U.S. Department of State|
|Voice of America||Language exercises based on news stories|
Participation in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is another strategy for improving English language proficiency as well as good preparation for taking courses taught in English. The following MOOC providers have free and fee-based courses on a wide range of topics.