48 minute lesson offers video and audio showing the mouth and lips pronouncing the sound, followed by verbal instructions on how to form that sound and sentences with words that reinforce the sound. Reviews by international students are favorable.
Click on a image that interests you to pull up a list of audio recordings. From the list, select a recording to listen to. Then click the Listen button. After you have listened to the story, click the Activities link to test what you have learned.
Click the tab for a subject area of interest. For Reading, you have the option to be instructed in your native language (if your language is one of those offered). Technology includes tutorials on Basic Computer, Basic Internet, Microsoft Office, Facebook, Google.
Hundreds of podcasts where Jessica Beinecke teaches American slang to Mandarin Chinese speakers. Available on YouTube and iTunes Store. Find out the meanings of idioms such as "studying like crazy," "hit the books," "burn out," "playing hooky," "cram session," and more. (not all the idioms are school-related) Some of her podcasts are translations of popular musical artists like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, the Lumineers.
Required software and plug-ins
Some of the games require special software and plug-ins. Here are some of the more common ones. These are free to download.
from Mignon Fogarty, the Grammar Girl: Who vs. whom; lay vs. lie; affect vs. effect; further vs. farther ... Great site, not just for ESL students but for everyone. Written explanations with graphics + audio and video.