UCL CENTRE FOR LANGUAGES & INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION (CLIE)

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  • Idiom Site

A website for learning idioms in English

A website for learning idioms in English

  • Key Skills at UCL

Click here to find a wide range of advice and training on study skills, information technology, writing, and extracurricular activities, such as peer assisted learning and voluntary work.

Click here to find a wide range of advice and training on study skills, information technology, writing, and extracurricular activities, such as peer assisted learning and voluntary work.

  • Khan Academy

A library of almost 3000 short videos arithmetic to physics, finance, and history with practice exercises. A very useful resource to practice your listening and note-taking skills while learning something new.

A library of almost 3000 short videos arithmetic to physics, finance, and history with practice exercises. A very useful resource to practice your listening and note-taking skills while learning something new.

  • Learning Chocolate

Vocab for English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese

Vocab for English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese

  • Lexxing

Chat with a native speaker

Chat with a native speaker

  • Lingro

Makes every word on webpage clickable and linked to dictionary - enter the webpage you want to read in Box 1 and select whether you want English explanation or translation of the words into other languages

Makes every word on webpage clickable and linked to dictionary - enter the webpage you want to read in Box 1 and select whether you want English explanation or translation of the words into other languages

  • Listen & Write

Listening and writing exercises (using dictation)

Listening and writing exercises (using dictation)

  • Listening and Note-Taking Exercises

by Andy Gillet from the University of Hertfordshire

by Andy Gillet from the University of Hertfordshire

  • Lit2Go

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

  • Lit2Go

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poems in Mp3 (audiobook) format. An abstract, citation, playing time, and word count are given for each of the passages. Many of the passages also have a related reading strategy identified. Each reading passage can also be downloaded as a PDF and printed for use as a read-along or as supplemental reading material for your classroom.

  • Longman Web Dictionary

With over 80,000 entries, this dictionary covers most words that you will find on the Internet.

With over 80,000 entries, this dictionary covers most words that you will find on the Internet.

  • LoudLit

Listening and reading exercises using famous books, short stories and poetry online

Listening and reading exercises using famous books, short stories and poetry online

  • Lyricstraining

Learn Languages with music videos

Learn Languages with music videos

  • Movie Segments

Grammar exercises with movie clips (includes worksheets)

Grammar exercises with movie clips (includes worksheets)

  • Newsy

Recent news videos with transcripts

Recent news videos with transcripts

  • Open Culture

List of free resources for learning English, including podcasts on listening, speaking, writing and grammar

List of free resources for learning English, including podcasts on listening, speaking, writing and grammar

  • Paragraphs

A guide to paragraph writing.

A guide to paragraph writing.

  • Quizicon

Online vocab quizzes (i.e., the most common 100 words in English etc.

Online vocab quizzes (i.e., the most common 100 words in English etc.

  • Quizlet

Study languages or other subjects using flash cards and quizzes

Study languages or other subjects using flash cards and quizzes

  • Randall*s ESL Cyber Listening Lab

A collection of over 50 authentic listening exercises.

A collection of over 50 authentic listening exercises.

  • Reverso

Translation, dictionary, conjugation etc in various languages

Translation, dictionary, conjugation etc in various languages

  • Rhymes

Good for pronunciation practice and vocabulary learning - 1, 2, 3 and even 4 syllable words that rhyme with the initial word

Good for pronunciation practice and vocabulary learning - 1, 2, 3 and even 4 syllable words that rhyme with the initial word

  • Shahi Dictionary

Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images

Shahi is a visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images

  • Spellodrome

Bring your word lists to life with an engaging array of activities, games and challenges – all powered by your own word lists.

Bring your word lists to life with an engaging array of activities, games and challenges – all powered by your own word lists.

  • TED Covering World News: Introductory Essay

Written by the educators who created Covering World News, a brief look at the key facts, tough questions and big ideas in their field. Begin this TED Study with a fascinating read that gives context and clarity to the material.

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Written by the educators who created Covering World News, a brief look at the key facts, tough questions and big ideas in their field. Begin this TED Study with a fascinating read that gives context and clarity to the material.

  • TED Talk: A short intro to the Studio School

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

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Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

  • TED Talk: And now, the real news

How many of today's headlines will matter in 100 years? 1000? Kirk Citron's "Long News" project collects stories that not only matter today, but will resonate for decades — even centuries — to come. At TED2010, he highlights recent headlines with the potential to shape our future.

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How many of today's headlines will matter in 100 years? 1000? Kirk Citron's "Long News" project collects stories that not only matter today, but will resonate for decades — even centuries — to come. At TED2010, he highlights recent headlines with the potential to shape our future.

  • TED Talk: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff

In this funny and insightful talk, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he's built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive. (Filmed at TEDxHouston.)

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In this funny and insightful talk, builder Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he's built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own creative drive. (Filmed at TEDxHouston.)

  • TED Talk: Diving into deeper learning

The complex issues we face today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How can schools best prepare students to be ready to take on these challenges? How can they help ensure students have the "deeper learning" skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and metacognition, as well as have the content knowledge they need? Presented by Marc Chun, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation.

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The complex issues we face today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How can schools best prepare students to be ready to take on these challenges? How can they help ensure students have the "deeper learning" skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and metacognition, as well as have the content knowledge they need? Presented by Marc Chun, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation.

  • TED Talk: Does the media have a "duty of care"?

In this thoughtful talk, David Puttnam asks a big question about the media: Does it have a moral imperative to create informed citizens, to support democracy? His solution for ensuring media responsibility is bold, and you might not agree. But it's certainly a question worth asking ... (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)

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In this thoughtful talk, David Puttnam asks a big question about the media: Does it have a moral imperative to create informed citizens, to support democracy? His solution for ensuring media responsibility is bold, and you might not agree. But it's certainly a question worth asking ... (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)