Renton Technical College Library

English as a Second Language (ESL) Links


Accent Neutralization-Accent Reduction

Links to articles on how to reduce your accent.  Check out the other links on the page for information on English grammar and improving writing skills.


BBC Learning English

Vocabulary from the news, stories and more.  Choose the language you want to learn in - there's a menu in the upper right hand corner of the screen.

Build your business and office-related English vocabulary with these exercises and comprehension tests.  Or take a look at English for My Job, to build English vocabulary for hospitality, food, and tourism jobs.


EFLNet Vocabulary

See pictures and hear sound files of everything from tools to animals, office supplies to fruit.


ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Listening exercises - easy, medium, and difficult.  With questions to test your understanding.  Or try, where you can test your listening skills by watching a movie trailer and then answering questions.

Practice your vocabulary and help feed the hungry!  This site offers you the chance to learn and practice  vocabulary words, whether you are a native speaker or just learning English.  For every word you get right, they donate 20 grains of rice to feed hungry people around the world.


Helpful Connections

This multilingual guide (English, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese) offers information for immigrants, refugees and other newcomers, on subjects including social services and activities.


Internet 4 Classrooms Kindergarten Plus Phonics

Links to many enjoyable sites teaching phonics and other language skills.


Internet Picture Dictionary

A dictionary with pictures! Learn English, French, German, Spanish, or Italian words. Also see Visual Dictionary, which covers biology, transportation, anatomy, musical instruments and clothing. Or see the excellent Visuwords, a dictionary and thesaurus.

A site with pictures and sound files. Choose your native language, and then the language you want to learn. Internet Polyglot also offers multiple languages, pictures and sound files.


Memory And Match

Play a game and practice your English! Then want to try another game? ESL Hangman.

Learn the alphabet in English, and practice reading English.



See "Browse Links for Students" on the left hand side of the page.  Links to games, grammar help, listening practice, spelling, bilingual pages and much more.




Renton Technical College Program Pages

Basic Studies Program




Videos in the Library


Videos on English as a Second Language.


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