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English as a Foreign Language

Find resources to help you study or teach English as a foreign language.


Resources for studying and teaching  English as a foreign language  are provided in this guide.  Check under the relevant  tabs for how to find articles, books, videos and a selected list of useful Internet sites for students and teachers. Translation tools found online and dictionaries are compiled under the Translation tool tab.


TOEFL  This site provides information about the Test of English as a Foreign Language. The website includes free sample test questions; location and time  of tests and much more.

Inside the TOEFL® Test:  Writing Question 2  
This is one of many Youtube videos on taking the TOEFL test. The video includes tips, sample questions, scoring criteria, and a sample response.



Web Resources

English language:

English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions:   Lists of idioms used in everyday conversational English, with their meaning.

ESL/EFL Abbreviations Explained by Kenneth Beare on 

ELPIP Free Sample Tests (2014)

Canadian Culture and Communication:

Culture History and Sports [Government of Canada]

Canadian Encyclopedia Online a free interactive Canadian encyclopedia, supported by Heritage Canada.

Communications Research Centre Canadian government body performing research and development on communication technology.

CRTC Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission.


Multicultural Canada: Canadian historical multicultural resources online. Encyclopedia articles, newspapers, letters and oral histories and more.