Well, don’t lose hope! The internet is truly a gift for the ESL community. In this day and age of technology, the internet has become a haven for those who seek knowledge, as they hold an endless number of resources for almost anything you need, from educational videos to scholarly articles to books.
Do you want to learn English in the comfort of your home but too busy to actually go to the library or take actual classes?
Project Gutenberg offers over 57,000 free eBooks (epub and kindle) available in their database. Ranging from classical to contemporary literature – Project Gutenberg has almost everything. This is perfect for students who want to practice their reading skills without actually spending any money by buying an actual book. On the downside, most of Project Gutenberg’s selections are best for intermediate to advanced students.
You might be thinking, “But Amazon isn’t even an educational site!” Well, you’re right. But it is home to thousands for resources for ESL students. It isn’t free, but amazon provides you with an unlimited selection of materials such as reviewers and practice exams for IELTS, TOEIC and many more.
Google has one of the largest databases for scholarly articles in the internet. This caters more to students who are more concerned with English as an academic requirement. This site hosts a variety of books and articles – and it’s absolutely free. It’s a perfect source for theses and research papers and has an automatic “references” feature that arranges your references for you depending on the format you like! Imagine! Unlimited knowledge available for you – all attainable in a single click. Make use of what you have.