Writing Centre Consult their 'Resources' page for more reference assistance.
Merriam-Webster Online Excellent dictionary. Each word is accompanied by audio clips. Hear the word spoken by clicking on the audio icon. This site also includes sophisticated word games.
Wordsmyth - The Educational Dictionary & Thesaurus A very easy to use online dictionary.
Columbia Encyclopedia Containing nearly 51,000 entries and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references.
Encyclopedia.com A general encyclopedia of over 50,000 entries from the Columbia Encyclopedia. Each entry includes links to magazine and newspaper articles - unfortunately these are only available by subscription.
CBC Can listen to live radio broadcasts. Detailed information about all its shows. Good authentic Canadian content.
ESL Wonderland Listening activities on topics such as human cloning and the death penalty.
Listening by Level Divided into levels, from beginner to advanced. Links take students to different listening websites, based on their level.
Randall's ESL Cyber-Listening Lab Divided into categories: general listening quizzes, long conversations with real video, quizzes for academic purposes, and short listening exercises.
National Public Radio (NPR Online) Archives of all of its radio broadcasts. Range from simple to difficult. Authentic material.
Dave's ESL Café This is a good starting point to look for websites. Click on "Web Guide Links."
English Exercises Online Great site. Everything from vocabulary, grammar and dictation, reading comprehension, and spelling. Includes good links to the kind of practice you're looking for.
English Club In the "Learn English Zone," there's everything from reading and writing, to quizzes and jokes.
Interesting Things for ESL Students Word games, puzzles, quizzes, grammar, reading, and vocabulary. Beginner level.
Spoken American English Focuses on contractions and conversational pronunciation.
Sounds of English Activities and exercises (require Real Player). Also has good links to general listening and pronunciation websites.
Accent School Free online pronunciation software targeted at upper-intermediate/advanced level ESL students.