THE ENGLISH GOLD MINE

Hello and Welcome to the English Gold Mine.  Here you will find an infinite amount of resources to keep you busy learning English.

Antimoon

Making SRS items (cards) for learning languages

How to grade yourself in spaced-repetition software

Things you should know about phonetic transcription

Practice pronouncing English words and phrases

How to get the most out of English texts

How to avoid making mistakes in English

What to read: some recommendations

Watching movies in English

Pronunciation

Fluent-Forever Videos

Fluent-Forever Pronunciation Trainers – read about them here, buy one here

the pronunciation trainers for non-English speakers are only for PREORDER right now. Donate to the Kickstarter project to get them faster.

Rachel’s English Youtube Channel

Guides for reading IPA

FORVO

Listen to many different pronunciations from many different people.

Youglish

Similar to FORVO, but with videos.

RhinoSpike

Ask native English speaker to record audio for you for free.

Writing

Lang-8

Let native speakers correct your writing.

Dictionaries

Web

Wiktionary

WordReference

Linguee

The Free Dictionary

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Online

Downloadable

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English 5th Edition (Amazon, Book Depository)

TheSage

English Example Sentence Finder

Download and install the Examples Finder

Input

Video

TED Talks

TED talks are an excellent source for intermediate to advanced learners.  Most speakers have clear English. See Top 5 TED Talks for English Learners

Youtube Documentaries

A website specializing in free Youtube documentaries

Netflix

THOUSANDS of movies for only $9.99/month

Comic Books

172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online

Comicxology Free Comics

Comixology UNLIMITED Comics

Unlimited comics for $5.99/month. Yes, seriously

Comic Book Recommendations

50 of the best kid’s comics

Websites

Gymglish

A very affordable website with personalized video lessons. Their lessons are adjusted to your level and are very entertaining.

Rich Morning

Very similar to Gymglish but targeted for children.

Glossika

A list of 3,000 sentences, from basic to advanced English. This is a VERY valuable resource. See this tutorial for using Glossika sentences with EFA flashcards

Breaking News English

News stories adjusted to your English level.  Read about real topics in simple, understandable English.

ESLnotes

A collection of movie guides written for English-learners.  Learn colloquial expressions and other difficult English with these guides.

www.gutenberg.org

Lots of free ebooks.  For beginners, check the children’s bookshelf

FREE BOOKS: 100 LEGAL SITES TO DOWNLOAD LITERATURE

This page has a list of 100 websites to download books. This page alone should have enough reading material for a lifetime.

Penguin Readers

Gret for beginners.

More beginner reading material

25 Best Websites For Learning English

A a good list with different kinds of helpful websites

Subtitles

Subscene

Anki

Anki Manual

Effective learning: Twenty rules of formulating knowledge

A general guide for creating flashcards

Misc.

The Scramblinator

Scramble sentences to make grammar flaschards

How to Do A Language Exchange

Your Base Vocabulary: The first ~625 words

How many words do you need to speak a language fluently?

IMDB

Almost everybody knows IMDB.  You can find lots of information about any movie on this website.

Criticker

This website lets you rate the movies you’ve seen, and receive recommendations on movies you might like.  Make a free account and start rating movies.  The more movies you rate, the more recommendations you receive.  I strongly recommend this website for keeping track of the movies you have watched and discovering new movies that you like.

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