There are a number of great resources at UH and online that can help you through your journey of learning English at UH. Here are some of them.
UH Campus Academic Resources
- Academic Calendar: Includes registration deadlines, holidays, and other useful dates
- Center for Academic Spoken English (CASE): CASE provides pronunciation tutoring for members of the UH Mānoa community who speak English as an additional language.
- The Learning Assistance Center: Free academic coaching and in-person and online tutoring.
- Online Learning Academy (OLA) Writing Tutoring: One-on-one tutoring help for homework assignments. They also provide help with research, vocabulary and summarizing.
- Student Success Center: Located at Sinclair Library, this center can help you with your study needs.
- The Writing Center: Sign up online to have a one-on-one appointment with a writing tutor. Bring your assignment and whatever you have written so far, and trained tutors will help you improve your paper.
UH Campus Service Resources
- Campus Center Services: ATMs, Bookstore, Computer Lab & Lounge, Farmer’s Market, Food Vault, UH ID information, Women’s Campus Club Thrift Store and other Campus Center resources.
- Commuter Services: Parking permits, Rainbow Shuttle schedule, TheBus information
- Financial Aid Office: Information on financial assistance available.
- International Student Services: Lots of good information about what you need to know as an international student at UH.
- Student Housing Services: On-campus student housing, meal plans/dining options
- ESL Bits: Listen while you read a variety of stories, articles or interviews.
- ReadLang: You can download ReadLang to your web browser and read anything on the internet with a built-in bilingual dictionary. You can also create flashcards from the words that you look up.
- The Academic Word List: this is a list of words that come up frequently in English academic writing.
- FreeRice.com: play an online vocabulary game that donates food to the hungry as you play.
- Quizlet.com: make an online deck of flashcards and study anything you want.
- Vocabulary.com: play a vocabulary challenge game using your own word list or words generated by the program.
Writing and Grammar
- English Grammar 101: Basic grammar lessons on a range of topics (nouns, verbs, adjectives, sentence parts, etc.)
- English Phrasal Verbs: Over 3,000 phrasal verbs with explanations.
- Purdue’s Online Writing Lab (OWL): this website has an amazing amount of information about academic writing, and it’s especially useful when you’re learning how to use academic citations in your papers.
Listening and Speaking
- ESL Video: Free ESL video lessons and listening activities learning English, including video quizzes.
- PBS: Public broadcasting that focuses on educational shows for adults and children on various topics.
- Randall’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab: Various listening activities from easy to difficult. Includes quizzes, interviews and cultural videos.
- Science Friday: Radio, podcasts and videos on various topics.
- Ted: Video presentations made by expert speakers on all types of topics.
- TedEd: Presentation and illustrated videos on a variety of topics. Each video includes follow up questions and resources for studying the topic more deeply.