For Beginners: find a good starting point
For Beginnersfind a good starting point
You want to learn English from scratch? No problem! … more
There are many good learning resources that will guide you through English step by step.
We've searched for the best
content for getting started with English. With these resources, you can learn basic communication skills and acquire a core vocabulary.
Browse through our selections and discover the many advantages of free online learning content!
The best free online learning resources:
Learning English Online - Learning English for Beginners
On this multimedia learning portal you can find content made especially for beginners. There are many interactive vocabulary lists, grammar rules, diverse exercises and activities, reading and listening materials, and much more.
BBC Learning English - Lessons for Lower Intermediate Learners
A high-quality learning portal that provides many lessons for foundational English topics (communication situations, vocabulary, grammar). Attractive layout and many interactive units.
YouTube: AngloLink - Learning Videos
These easy-to-understand learning videos explain grammar rules, vocabulary, and pronunciation in a simple and informative way. The videos are made especially for beginners ("Pre-Intermediate" language learners).
British Council - Reading Comprehension
With a variety of different texts, high-quality audio reports, and interactive exercises you can improve your listening, reading, and writing skills. To find content for beginners, hover over the menu item "Skills", select a category, then click on "Level A1".
British Council - Learning Content for Kids
This multimedia English portal is excellent for beginners. Because it's made for children, it uses simple language and topics. Here you can find learning material for all different language skills and basic grammar topics.
Spotlight - Listen and Read
This website offers relatively few, but very high-quality learning units for training English listening skills. The articles are read very slowly. For each article a written transcript is also available.
YouTube: EnglishClass101.com - English in 3 minutes
These 3-minute videos present common English question and answer situation (e.g. "What's your name?"). The videos are in English, so basic English skills are necessary.
Road to Grammar - Short and Helpful Units
Lots of short and helpful exercises for practising basic English skills. Exercises range from grammar to pronunciation and vocabulary.
Languages Online - Australian English for Beginners
This website has interactive lessons made for complete beginners. Lessons includes lots of audio, games, and songs, which are especially good for children. Lessons can also be downloaded and printed.
Voice of America - Listening and Reading Comprehension
Click on the menu item "Level One" to train your listening and reading comprehension. The learning content on this website is made for beginners. Articles include transcripts of audio and video reports as well as vocabulary lists.
Langmaster - Many Different Exercises
Here you can find a large selection of lessons and exercises for basic grammar and communication situations. Many units are available for free, although some functions will require a registration.
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