Language resources

Welcome to our list of the most useful websites that we have found to help you develop your academic English language skills. There are many websites available to learn English. The ones we have chosen below are free, accurate, easy to use and useful for students.

Activities and information 

  • ​*Using English for Academic Purposes contains comprehensive advice, materials and exercises.

  • *Academic English Online also has materials and interactive activities designed to develop your skills in academic English, covering a wide range of skills, including writing, reading, listening and speaking.

  • Monash University provide the excellent Language and Learning Online, a collection of resources to help you improve your academic performance. ​ 


  • The *Academic Phrasebank provides a comprehensive bank of useful phrases used in academic writing, organised according to the main sections of a research paper or dissertation. 

  • The Purdue Onli​ne Writing Lap​ has a range of useful material on the writing process and using the APA referencing system.

  • An Academic Writing Module: Paragraphs​ is a useful resource from Victoria University of Wellington to develop skills in paragraphing, topic sentences, coherence and cohesion.​




Grammar and vocabulary

Online courses