Language Enhancement Courses

Independent English Learning Websites

The following useful websites provide students with different web-based English learning materials and encourage their independent English learning in reference to their needs, interests, and progress.

Please visit the following websites for your autonomous learning. Enjoy using the resources.


Preparation for IELTS

CityU Library Online IELTS Resources

The website offers practical exercises in different areas, the questions of which are similar to those in the IELTS test papers. The additional learning resources of different kinds also are of great value.

(NB: CityU SCOPE students can get access to the website only when they are at the library.)


Proficiency enhancement

British Council: LearnEnglish

It provides information, tips and resources to help adults learn English.

There are free English teaching and learning resources available here, categorized by skills and levels.

Interesting Things for ESL Students

This website is for people studying English as a Second Language (ESL) or English as a Foreign Language (EFL). There are quizzes, word games, word puzzles, proverbs, slang expressions, anagrams, a random-sentence generator and other computer assisted language learning activities.

Learning English Online

It includes different features such as chat, games and more to help learners learn English.

Learn English Today

There is a wide range of resources related to grammar, vocabulary, idioms, proverbs and business English, with exercises and word games, for ESL/EFL learners of all levels.

My English Pages

There are lessons, exercises and testes related to grammar, speaking, vocabulary, phrasal verbs, etc.

5 Minute English

There are short explanations and exercises related to grammar, reading, vocabulary, listening, pronunciation, and slang/idioms.


Dictionaries and Thesauri

Cambridge Dictionary

Oxford Dictionaries – Dictionary, Thesaurus, & Grammar

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English

Macmillan Dictionary


Language Games

BBC – Skillswise

British Council – Learn English – Fun & Games

ESL Games Plus

Games to Learn English

Vocabulary Can Be Fun!