Learn English at Home
Online courses for Level 1 learners
Future Learn provide a variety of flexible online courses to develop different skills. These courses are free to register:
Exploring English language and culture
Exploring English: Shakespeare
BBC Learning English has an online course with videos and quizzes designed to help you develop your practical English skills for living in the UK
There is a variety of online lessons from ESOL Courses designed to help you develop the English you need for looking for work.
Level 1 Topic Work
Try these activities from ESOL courses to practise different skills:
IELTS reading and writing: tourism in the UK
Environmental issues- London air pollution
New Internationalist Easier English Wiki provides lots of reading activities on topical issues, with the opportunity to practise your grammar and vocabulary too:
Speaking and Listening
Here are some activities from Learn English Teens to develop your speaking:
Pros and cons of mobile phones
Test English has various activities to practise your listening skills:
Islamic fashion gains popularity
For a fun listening activity, go to Lyrics Training– find your favourite song and type in the lyrics as you listen.
Learn English Teens has a variety of texts and activities to work on your reading skills:
The British Council Learn English website has lots of reading activities to develop your vocabulary:
Do you enjoy reading stories? Try reading short stories on the British Council’s Learn English website:
There are also lots of interesting reading activities from Test English:
Should motherhood define me?
Read this guide from Using English on how to write a formal letter.
Learn English Teens has various activities on different types of writing:
Try these tasks from British Council Learn English on writing for different purposes:
Test English also has some activities to practise your writing skills:
An informal email asking for and giving advice
Visit the Langeek website for some useful articles on a variety of grammar features.
Watch these fun Grammar Gameshow videos from BBC Learn English:
Try these activities from English File Online:
Headway also has many activities to practise grammar online:
Test English has many different activities for practising grammar:
You can find activities on British Council Learn English to learn the meaning, pronunciation and spelling of new words:
Games to Learn English has different activities to practise your vocabulary:
Look at these resources from ESOL Courses to develop your vocabulary:
Vocabulary for talking about Covid-19
Go to BBC Learning English website for their videos on a range of pronunciation features.