Archive for May, 2009

Pronunciation Web Resources

May 16, 2009

This web page is a list of pages where you can improve your English pronunciation. Here, we can read a text while a native speaker is reading it aloud, heard how diphongs are pronounced in British and American and so on.

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English for Children

May 16, 2009

This web page is very usefull to learn English as a second or a foreign language. It has different levels of difficulty. Here we find:

  • Flashcards.
  • Video.
  • Reading.
  • Writing.
  • Newspapers.
  • Quizzes.
  • Grammar.
  • Vocabulary.
  • And so on.

Howjsay.com

May 16, 2009

This language resource helps to speak better English by improving English pronuncaition. You can type a word or a phrase and you will here an English native speaker saying that word in a few seconds.

BBC Learning English

May 16, 2009

This language resource is a web page of the BBC where you can improve your English among other information (news, sport, weather and so on).

In this page we find: idioms, vocabulary , pronunciation tips, grammar, quizzes and more.

BBC Learning English

Corpus Linguistics

May 16, 2009

I consider important to explain what a corpus linguistics is before explaining the importance it. “Corpus linguistics is the study of the language as expressed in samples (corpora) or “real world” text.  They are very interesting tools because they make possible to study the real use of the language.

Some of the corpus are:

  • Corpus del Español.
  • International Corpus of English.
  • Oxford English Corpus.
  • TEI: Old French Corpus.
  • Negra Corpus.

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Online Dictionaries

May 16, 2009

The new technologies make our daily life more comfortable and easier.  Thanks to online dictionaries, learning a new language, looking up a word are  easy tasks. Some of the online dictionaries we can find are:

  • Wordreference.
  • Oxford English Dictionary Online.
  • Dictionary. com
  • RAE.

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