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ESL Resources for Students


Reference Works

English Grammar

Vocabulary and Idioms


  • Times in Plain English: A strightforward version of the articles in the New York Times.
  • News ELA: National and world news that can be adjusted for reading level.



  • Using English for Academic Purposes: Explains conventions of academic writing including expectations in word choice, documentation, and organization for various disciplines. 
  • What is an Academic Paper, Dartmouth University: Detailed explanation of the expectations and aspects of writing for college from creating an informed argument to focused revison.
  • Paradigm Online: Explanations and activities to illustrate and practice the writing process and writing informal and formal essays.

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