Learn English at Home
Online courses for Level 2 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
Have a look at this online course on BBC Learning English, Towards Advanced. It covers different elements of learning English, such as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.
Level 2 Topic Work
Learn about British life and culture from The British Council in a series of videos with activities to develop your listening comprehension and vocabulary.
Speaking and Listening
To boost your speaking skills, look at these activities from the British Council:
Pros and cons of mobile phones
British Council Learn English has a variety of activities to practise your listening skills on abstract topics and in unfamiliar situations:
Randal’s ESL Cyber Listening Lab provides a wide range of listening activities with comprehension questions and further activities to develop your listening skills:
Another way to enhance your listening skills and engage with new ideas is TED Talks. It has thousands of videos of authentic expert speakers topics related to education, science, technology, business and creativity.
For a fun listening activity, go to Lyrics Training– find your favourite song and type in the lyrics as you listen.
To expand your reading skills, the British Council has some activities to practise reading long complex texts on a variety of topics.
The British Council provides various practise activities to develop your writing skills for different purposes:
There is also a section of their website on writing for college and university assignments.
For a clear explanation of different grammar points, look at the British Council’s grammar reference guide.
Englisch Hilfen provides exercises and tests on a wide range of grammar points.
Shakespeare Speaks is a series from BBC Learning English, which looks at some of the vocabulary that William Shakespeare brought to the language.
Session 3: As dead as a door nail
Session 4: I’ll send him packing
Games to Learn English has different activities to practise your vocabulary:
Go to BBC Learning English website for their videos on a range of pronunciation features.