13 Great Websites for English Language Students

Published on November 18, 2020 | Updated on April 13, 2024

Do you remember trying to learn English back in 80´s and even in the 90’s?

You were supposed to go to classes and bring some school supplies including a dictionary.

Now times have changed, we have lots of websites for learning English and even applications to learn using our smartphones.

So is it learning English  easier than it used to be? Maybe or Maybe not.

It doesn’t matter how much technology we have now,  there is no substitute for hard work, determination and a true desire to learn English.

If you already have those and other attributes, it is time to make the most out of your learning with these helpful websites.

12 Websites for English Language Students

This is the list of best websites for English language students. It is not just a list for the sake of building a list. I truly think that these sites can make a huge difference in your language learning goals


The EnglishCentral platform combines the web’s best English videos with assessment technology, an adaptive vocabulary learning system and live tutors, delivered seamlessly over web and mobile.

You can register for free and if you think that this tools add value to your learning, you can consider buying a premium subscription.


Speechyard is a place, where English learners have a perfect opportunity to improve their English and expand language knowledge by means of educational entertainment.


Linguee is one of the sites that English Language Learners should use to check how a word is used and if a translation is accurate.

As students we are always learning new words, sometimes we learn a new word and we don’t how  we can use in a particular setting or context and that’s why you need Linguee

Cambridge Online Dictionary 

If you ask me what the best online dictionary is, I have to tell you that the Cambridge Online Dictionary is the best dictionary to satisfy your learning needs. You can check:

  1. Translations
  2. Definitions
  3. Phonetic Transcription
  4. How a word is pronounced in British and American English 


Duolingo is a freemium language-learning platform that includes a language-learning website and app, as well as a digital language proficiency assessment exam.

As of October 2018, the language-learning website and app offer 81 different language courses across 37 languages. The app has about 300 million registered users across the world

If you like Duolingo, make sure that you use TinyCards 

ESOL Courses

ESOL Courses offers a broad variety of English Teaching and Learning Resources which can accessed for free.

Look at that website and do some of the lessons in your spare time.

Lyrics Training

Another great website to learn English is Lyrics Trainingand It is because most people love music and most language teachers agree that learning through music increases motivation to learn the target language.

You can try learning with different  music genres. LyricsTraining has anapplication in case you want to learn with your mobile device.

News In Levels

New in Levels is an application to improve your English naturally and fast with news articles.

They use words which are used in English often.

Each article is written in 3 levels.

  • Level 1 has the 1000 most important words.
  • Level 2 has the 2000 most important words.
  • Level 3 has the 3000 most important words.


A leader in the online language learning industry, Babbel is an international success with more than 1 million active subscribers and ranked as the world’s #1 innovative company in education.

Babbel is available for Android and IOS users.

Five Minute English

5 Minute English has been designed to give you short and easy explanations and exercises.

You can also find answers to questions that other students have had about confusing things in English.

 You’ll be surprised at how much English you can learn with a little dedication

BBC Learning English

One of the best sites to learn English is BBC Learning English.

As part of the BBC World Service, BBC Learning English has been teaching English to global audiences since 1943, offering free audio, video and text materials to learners around the world.

BBC also has a range of long-running features such as 6 Minute EnglishThe English We Speak and Lingohack


One of the greatest websites for English language students is AmigosIngleses.com.

Aimed at Spanish speakers, this website has resources for practicing listening skills and conversational English, including a Youtube channel with lots of fun videos to help you master different aspects of English pronunciation.

Manuel Campos

Manuel Campos

I am Jose Manuel, English professor and creator of EnglishPost.org, a blog whose mission is to share lessons for those who want to learn and improve their English