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ELTC Websites for students

Here are useful websites to help you learn English better, explore Sheffield and the UK and learn more about life and culture. To filter the list to find the topics you need, click on filter and choose the topics that interest you.


Improve your English while reading today's Wall Street Journal

University of Oxford Podcasts - Audio and Video Lectures

Over 4000 free audio and video lectures, seminars and teaching resources from Oxford University.

Learn English | British Council

Learn English online with the help of this free website from the British Council with games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises. You can search for your favourites or have a look at the site map to find out where everything is.

Academic Phrasebank

The Academic Phrasebank is a general resource for academic writers. It aims to provide you with examples of some of the phraseological 'nuts and bolts' of writing organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation (see the top menu ).

Just The Word

Just The Word collocations - helps you in writing English

FLAX library

The resources used in these law collections come from open podcasts, Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Open Access publications. They have been developed to support learners with Legal English and to demonstrate the types of domain-specific collections that can be built using the FLAX software.

TED: Ideas worth spreading

This is a great website to practice your listening on. There are lots of presentations on different topics (if you can't understand, you can read the text).

English Grammar - Easy Explanations - tenses, verb forms, prepositions. Materials for Teaching and Learning English

Home - BBC News

This is a news site which has the latest up-to-date items from all over the world. You can practice your reading skills and your listening on audio stories. It will also extend your world knowledge.

BBC News provides trusted World and UK news as well as local and regional perspectives. Also entertainment, business, science, technology and health news.

Develop your writing - University of Leicester

This a site which gives advice about developing your academic writing. There are some useful ideas about writing skills from analysing the topic to adding references. It also shows different types of writing in different disciplines.

You can listen to recent news items being read out in English at the speed you choose. You can also do listening, activities, quizzes and vocabulary exercises.

Taylor Swift forces Apple music change

News Report is based on real items from the news. You can listen to the report, read the text, and learn new vocabulary in context.

Before you listen,you should read three summaries and decide which one is correct. You can listen again if you need to.

Sheffield City Council - Local area maps

Maps of Sheffield neighbourhoods.

These are for walking around local areas and show key places such as parks, schools and shops on them. There are five downloadble maps.


Tramlines - the famous Sheffield music festival

Sheffield City Council - Gardens

Beautiful gardens to visit in Sheffield

Sheffield is developing an international reputation for horticultural excellence. This growing success is thanks to our beautiful gardens and floral displays