Explore a range of useful online resources for language learners.
Academic English skills development programme
This programme of free, interactive materials is designed to help develop your academic language skills whilst studying at the University.
Access a wide range of newspapers.
General learning resources
- Bab.la - Interactive language resource covering 15 languages, with dictionaries, games, quizzes and vocabulary lessons;
- CALL - Useful language technology links (Sussex Centre for Language Studies);
- CALL@Hull - A collection of online resources for teachers and learners of languages in higher education;
- Digital Dialects - Online games for learning 60 languages;
- Duolingo - Popular language learning app for practicing vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation and listening skills;
- Memrise - Vocabulary and grammar exercises in various world languages;
- Open Courseware - Resources for 11 languages (Language Centre, University of Cambridge);
- OpenLearn - Free courses, interactives etc in 11 languages, from introductory to advanced level (Open University);
- Quizlet - Flashcards, practice tests and games;
- StudyStack - Flashcard/game app. Create your own flashcard or access existing ones;
- Word2Word Language Resources - Links to online language courses.
- Conversation Exchange - Online conversation exchange with native speakers;
- Face-to-Face - Languages exchange contact board (University of Manchester only);
- My Language Exchange - For mutual language practice by email, voice & text chat, bulletin boards etc;
- Seagull Tandem Learning - Tandem learning materials and activities for 14 languages.
Dictionaries, vocabulary, terminology, fonts
- Academic Phrasebank - General resource for Academic Writers;
- Freedict.com - Online dictionaries;
- Phonetic Fonts - Downloadable phonetic fonts;
- Terminology Collection - Online dictionaries (University of Vaasa, Finland);
- Word Reference.com - Collins Dictionaries available online;
- yourDictionary.com - Source of online dictionaries and thesauri in various languages.