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Parcourez les différentes sections des ressources pédagogiques en anglais : dictionnaires monolingues, activités de compréhension orale, de grammaire, de vocabulaire, sites d'informations et de jeux, podcasts... autant d'occasions pour consolider vos progrès effectués pendant les cours, à travers des plateformes variées, des versions classiques aux versions innovantes !

Monolingual dictionaries in English

These monolingual learner’s dictionaries are designed to help you understand words and phrases in English through English. It’s important to learn vocabulary in context, and these dictionaries will give you examples of how an English speaker will use the word – plus related vocabulary.

 

MACMILLAN ONLINE DICTIONARY

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OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER’S DICTIONARY

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VISUWORDS

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DICTIONARY.COM

dictionary

 

Dictionnaires multilingues

INTERACTIVE TERMINOLOGY FOR EUROPE (IATE)

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IATE is the terminological database of the European Union.

 

 

LE GRAND DICTIONNAIRE TERMINOLOGIQUE
18416_logoGDT2012Multilingual dictionary of technical vocabulary.

 

 

Translation

Good basic translation tool, but always reverse the language order to make sure your translation makes sense in both directions!

GOOGLE TRANSLATOR

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Online sites with a variety of exercises and activities

These sites have literally hundreds of activities that will help you improve your English. Take advantage of all the different features to keep your learning experience varied and fun.

 

BBC LEARNING ENGLISH

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Website with hundreds of activities, games, videos and audio files. Regular updates to “Six minute English” and “Words in the News”, and a possibility of getting regular updates to your email from this renowned British institution.

 

VOICE OF AMERICA LEARNING ENGLISH

VOA learning English

Website with hundreds of activities, games video, audio files, and blogs. Regular updates to news stories and blogs from around the world and in the USA, and available in audio and video formats.

 

USING ENGLISH

uelogo-profile-200x200_400x400You can find a variety of grammar, vocabulary, quizzes and articles on this easy-to-use site!

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN NETWORK

Australian plus learn engAustralian Plus is a quality producer of English learning video material, giving access to additional material and to social media communities for practising conversational English and gleaning « tips and tricks ».

 

Video talks and activities

TED TALKS

TEDA site with speeches on everything from technology to entertainment to world peace! These speeches are always inspired and fascinating. A great way to practice your English and learn something new! Look up the talks by subject and complete the quizzes that follow.

 

ELLLO

elllo-logo-wideThe English Listening Lesson Library Online offers over 2,500 free listening lessons as well as some video lessons. The lessons are available for all levels and often come with transcripts, vocabulary explainers and quizzes.

 

Writing practice and improvement

PURDUE UNIVERSITY ONLINE WRITING LAB

owllogo_blackPlenty of advice and exercises to practice your writing. Use the “English as a Second Language” and ESL Students links to find the exercises best suited to you!

 

GRAMMARLY

grammarlyGrammarly is a writing tool that helps you check for several types of errors (grammar, punctuation, spelling). It also provides real-time suggestions and guidelines on how to correct these mistakes. It can also help you self-edit your work through feedback on readability, sentence-length and so on. This is helpful for adapting your tone for a particular audience.

TV news sites

Catch up on the latest international news while practicing your English. These sites have a large selection of video reports including world news, regional updates, business news, world sport, entertainment news etc.

BBC

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CNN    

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AUSTRALIAN NEWS

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VOXEUROP

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Radio

A wide selection of different radio stations : news programs, documentaries, podcasts and « audio highlights ».

BBC SOUNDS

BBC Sounds

 

 

 

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO (USA)

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ALL INDIA RADIO

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CANADIAN RADIO

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Games, quizzes & crosswords

Enjoy these interactive games and keep improving your grammar and vocabulary in English!

BBC LEARNING ENGLISH

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A variety of quizzes, crosswords, and other word games to help you improve your vocabulary.

VOICE OF AMERICA WORD GAMES

VOA learning English

With hangman, crosswords, vocabulary quizzes, multiple choice quizzes.

 

Smartphone apps

Practicing your English skills on a daily basis will boost your progress.

Vary your learning experience by uploading one of these apps today.

MEMRISE

memrise

The first lesson on this engaging app, which uses videos of real locals to teach relevant language, is free.

LEARN ENGLISH GRAMMAR

Learn English Grammar

An app from the British Council that helps you learn and review core grammar – choose from the US or UK edition.

DUOLINGO

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Great for beginners and lots of fun. Lose lives when you answer incorrectly, advance as you successfully complete lessons, and earn points to move up to the next level.

BUSUU

busuu

A great language-learning app that has several free activities. Once a quick test has determined your level, you can choose your goals to access vocabulary flashcard activities on useful topics.

GRAMMAR GIRL

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The Grammar Girl podcast provides short friendly tips to improve your writing.

ENGLISH GRAMMAR IN USE

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Fun grammar activities with imagery and sound, written specially for intermediate learners of English.

QUIZLET

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An app that allows you to create flashcard sets, and to study the words through flashcards or by filling in the blanks.

DICTIONARY.COM

dictionary

Top-rated app with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com. WORKS OFFLINE.

SOUNDS by Macmillan

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The ultimate mobile English pronunciation aide, for students and teachers. Sounds helps you study, practise and play with pronunciation wherever you are.

Podcasts to learn English

These educational podcasts are a great place to start!

 

News Podcasts

To improve your ability to understand spoken English, why not subscribe to a podcast from an internationally reputed news outlet?

 

Pick your favourite podcast

For intermediate and advanced learners, whatever you are interested in, there is a podcast for you! From technology to comedy, and history to management, check out these selections of top-rated and award-nominated podcasts.

Here are some of our team’s favourites!

BTL is a proud signatory of the United Nations Global Compact and its ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. We gladly encourage English learners to read about these topics in a bid to expand vocabulary and knowledge of the language, while spreading awareness of these issues that affect us all.

What are human rights? Revise the basics with Amnesty’s simplified English copy of the Declaration of Human Rights, and find out more from the UK’s Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre has more on how this connects to the world of work.

 

For more educational resources, check these out :
Here are some organisations whose blogs and publications offer interesting stories and insights into human rights issues :
Finally, don’t hesitate to consult our multilingual Human Rights resources from the UN, UNESCO and more.
Why not subscribe to English language social media channels for some of these organisations, to boost the amount of reading you do in English ?

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