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Welcome to English Language and ESL at Free-Ed.Net.

English as a second language (ESL) is the use or study of English by speakers with different native languages. It is also known as English for speakers of other languages (ESOL), English as an additional language (EAL), and English as a foreign language (EFL). [Adapted from a Wikipedia article]

f you are looking for English grammar and mechanics, go here.

Like most skills, English is best learned directly from an experienced teacher. It is our opinion at Free-Ed.Net that a student of English should learn first from a teacher, and then supplement that learning with other resources, including books, audio recordings, and online courses. Once you have the support of a good teacher and access to printed or online materials, you are ready to experience the English language as provided in the popular media -- newspapers, magazines, books, TV, radio, and the internet. Finally, if possible, you should directly engage English speaking people, either by traveling to Great Britain or the USA, or by establishing live chat with native English speakers on the internet.




These free online resources are selected for  their relevance, quality,  and accessibility.


English 120
American English Speech
A complete course from Open Learning Initiative

 More than 50 video ESL lessons from a very funny guy
who is an outstanding teacher.

ESL: A Video Course 

ESL Aloud
Audio ESL exercises for improving basic English knowledge.

Effortless English
Audio ESL exercises for improving your English
speaking and reading skills.

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