Links - English Language: General

The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language
A searchable dictionary of American English, including introductory essays on the natural history of English, the Indo-European origin of English, and the mathematics of language. An accompanying guide discusses syllabication and pronunciation and explains the schwa, stress, and equal and unequal va
Business English
Free business English exercises arranged by topics such as marketing, accounting, information technology, medical, banking, job hunting. Includes a listening comprehension section.
Collection of Word Oddities and Trivia
Reference source providing examples of long words, plurals, palindromes, vowel-rich words, those starting with Z, and miscellaneous facts.
The Elements of Style
Full text of William Strunk's 1918 reference work. Sets out the elementary rules of English usage and principles of composition. Also looks at words and expressions which are commonly misused.
English Subject Centre Archive
Part of the Higher Education Academy and supports the teaching of English literature, language and creative writing in UK Higher Education. This website offers a range of activities, information and ideas to help lecturers enhance the student experience. Includes latest news, useful links and inform
A guide to words which have the same spelling but different meanings and pronunciations. An example of a heteronym is 'close' which can mean to be near to something or someone, or to shut a door.
Word Detective
Online version of the US newspaper column which answers readers' questions about words and language. Features an archive of back columns arranged either by the word or phrase they cover, or by the date of publication.
Devoted to lexpionage, the sleuthing of new words and phrases. These aren't "stunt words" or "sniglets," but new terms that have appeared multiple times in newspapers, magazines, books, Web sites, and other recorded sources. New words are presented, along with a definition, and a citation illustrati
Phrase Finder
1,900 English idioms, phrases and expressions, with their meanings and origins
The English Effect
Deals with the impact of English, what it’s worth to the UK, and why it matters to the world.
BBC Bitesize English
Deals with general aspects of reading, writing, and spoken english.
English Club: Listen to English Radio Online
Listen to English-language radio or television right on your computer, tablet or smartphone—perfect for intermediate-advanced listening practice.
English language did you know facts
Trivia about the English language
Lingoda: 30 fun facts about the English language
Over 840 million people speak English as a first or second language, which makes it the second most-spoken language right after Mandarin. It is an official language of a whopping 67 countries as well as 27 non-sovereign entities such as Hong Kong or Puerto Rico.
India Today: 10 Grammar and language trivia you probably did not know
English is a simple language with many complexities. For more fascinating facts about language and grammar, read on!
Wikipedia For Schools: The English Language
This vetted article surveys the significance, classification and history of English, a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now the most widely used language in the world.
New York Times: English Language News
All the news about the English Language that's "fit to print!"