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Library Guide for International Students: Language Skill Tools

This guide is a collection of resource to help international students

Improving Your Academic English

This page includes many resources to help you improve your Academic English

English as a Second Language

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): ESL Students

"These OWL resources will help ESL students in second language writing. This section includes resources on writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, and it contains links to OWL workshops and exercises useful for ESL students. This section also includes links to ESL resources on the Internet." (from

Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): ESL Tools

Great tool offer information for ESL students and teachers in the areas of grammar, mechanics of English, practice exercises, plagiarism and academic integrity, and workplace writing.

TESL Links

TESL Links maintained by the Internet TESL Journal.

Useful guides, tools and information for speakers of English as second language.

Visual Dictionary Online

"The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work." (from:

Phonetics: The Sounds of Spoken English, Spanish and German

This site is maintained by the University of Iowa. It offers audio and video of spoken English, as well as Spanish and German languages.


Oxford English Dictionary

A reference dictionary providing definitions, pronunciations, etymologies and more.



A multilingual dictionary with definitions, translations, words in context, and language forums that allow you to get answers from natives.

English Programs

The English Language Institute offers English programs to help you using English in the academic context as well as your daily life. Find out more and apply on their website!

The UF Writing Program is here to help undergraduate students achieve their writing goals. Visit their website to learn more about their mission and the courses available to you!

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