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English as a Second Language (ESL)

This guide was created to showcase the various resources available to English as a Second Language students and instructors.

ESL Resources

Things To Avoid When Learning a Foreign Language [2:50]

"When learning a second language, don't think about home; don't even think about your friends or family. Trace explains why."

5 Tips to Improve Your Writing [12:12]

"Want to become a better writer? In this video, I will share five easy and quick tips that will improve writing in formal and academic settings. If you're in college or university or plan to study overseas, this video is for you!"

How to Increase Your Vocabulary [13:29]

"Here are some great tips for remembering your vocabulary and learning new words. This lesson will show you how to learn more than one new word at a time and how to practice learning and remembering words that will improve all areas of your English quickly."

Reading Comprehension in English [7:06]

"Instructions on how to understand what you read in English. We call this Reading Comprehension."

English 101: Sentence Fragments and Run-on Sentences [5:44]

"Students learn how to identify and correct sentence fragments and run on sentences. For free downloads and quizzes visit:"

How to Use Articles 'a', 'an', and 'the' in English - Basic English Grammar lesson [9:30]

"English articles ("a", "an", and "the") come before nouns. They help to communicate which thing you're talking about, similar to words like "this", "my", and "all". And they're confusing to a lot of English learners. 
Articles are really, really hard! 
If your native language doesn't use articles, they can be really confusing. The truth is, you might never completely master articles. Most non-native English speakers don't, even know if they're quite fluent and have spoken English for a very long time. That's mostly OK. Mistakes with articles don't usually get in the way of communication. Your listeners or readers will usually be able to figure out what you mean by guessing whether you meant "a thing" or "the thing". 
So while you should try to improve your skill with articles, you shouldn't worry much about them. This video lesson by Niharika will clear your basic doubts for using articles correctly."