Best sites for autonomous learning

Contribution by Juan Guillermo Muñoz

TED TALKS

(Noteworthy videos about all majors and interests)

Take a tour here: http://ed.ted.com/tour

Official Website with lessons. Register is required.

TED-Ed is a free educational website for teachers and learners. We are a global and interdisciplinary initiative with a commitment to creating lessons worth sharing. Our approach to education is an extension of TED’s mission of spreading great ideas.

http://ed.ted.com/lessons

 margaret_wertheim_speaking_at_ted_in_2009

The City paper

Site devoted to the News in Bogota, Colombia and the whole world in English.

Learn Vocabulary words from Grades 6-12, SAT, GRE or ACT( American education acronysms) using our groundbreaking system for free. There are over 2000 vocabulary words explained using Videos. Take Quizzes, play crossword puzzle, create your own word lists or share and import lists from others.

http://www.vocabahead.com/Home/tabid/37/Default.aspx

Coursera

They provide universal access to the world’s best education.

How It Works

Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take.

Choose from hundreds of courses created by the world’s top educational institutions. Courses are open to anyone, and financial aid is available.

Watch short video lectures, take interactive quizzes, complete peer graded assessments, and connect with fellow learners and instructors.

https://www.coursera.org/browse?languages=en

 

ESLvideo.comprovides educational resources for English as a Second Language Students to improve their listening, speaking, grammar, and vocabulary skills

http://www.eslvideo.com/esl_video_quiz_low_intermediate_start.php

Real English

All skills,specially focused on grammar through videos of real life situations.

http://www.real-english.com/new-lessons.asp

GCF English for real life

Life is filled with chaos, and we have to learn how to work and solve problems in the midst of it every day. These interactive lessons give you the opportunity to experience these daily challenges without real-world consequences.

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/everydaylife/edlall

GCF Reading (Basic level)

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/reading

 

 

US learns

A free site for you to help adults learn Englishand improve basic reading, writing,speakingand life skills

To get started, sign in above or register for free.

http://usalearns.org

 

Pronunciation and Phonetics Focus.

http://cambridgeenglishonline.com/Phonetics_Focus/

 

Learn English teen. British Council

http://learnenglishteens.britishcouncil.org/skills

English skills practice. In this section you can practise your reading, writing and listening. There are activities with online exercises and worksheets to help you improve your English skills.

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