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Student Resources

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

UH Campus Service Resources

Online Resources


  • 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.
  • play an online vocabulary game that donates food to the hungry as you play.
  • make an online deck of flashcards and study anything you want.
  • 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.

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