English as a second language

Si vous parlez français, voir le Département anglais chez la Wikiversité française.

The goal of this site is to help people learn English as a foreign language. Languages often have different meanings for words that seem the same. Learners may find it hard to establish the meanings of English words. Some teachers encourage learners to focus on whole sentences, rather than trying to understand every word.

When a learner tries to translate English phrases word-for-word into his native language, it is difficult to keep up with spoken speech, and such learners may find it hard to understand the rest of the conversation.

Breaking down words to learn their roots and development is a fun way to increase interest and knowledge of English.

This page deals with developing resources for English as a Second Language (ESL) students.

  • Teachers of English as a second or foreign language, please see Topic:TESOL



Pronunciation is the way a word or a language is spoken. The pronunciation of a word can be different for the individuals and groups who speak it. The way in which you pronounce a word can be different because of where you live, how you live, who you live with and so on. Someone who lives in the United States and speaks 'American English' will pronounce a word differently to someone who lives in England and speaks 'British English'.



English Language Reference DeskEdit

  • If you have any questions about English, its grammar, pronunciation, or anything else related to the language, visit the reference desk and get help!

Other ResourcesEdit

Learning ProjectsEdit

Here are the current learning projects in ESL: