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Online Resources

Explore these websites for tips on English skills.

Practice Tests

Watch or Listen to the news in English

Understanding Slang

Americans use a lot of slang. From common greetings (wassup, yo and hey), to farewells  (see ya, later, talk at ya and bye), most Americans commonly use slang in both casual and formal conversation. However, slang is not as common when written, and doesn't always belong in academia. Use these sites to help you learn the difference between professional and casual English words.

Online English-English Dictionary and Thesaurus

*The Merriam-Webster’s Visual Dictionary shows pictures instead of word definitions.

Online English/Multilingual Dictionary

  • Forvo - You can learn how words are pronounced in most of the languages in the world through this website
  • HowJSay - This is a free online talking dictionary of English and other languages
  • WorldReference Dictionaries - This website provides free online bilingual dictionaries including the English-Spanish/Spanish-English Dictionary, the English-French/French-English Dictionary and the English-Italian/Italian-English Dictionary