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ESOL Department
Austin Community College
1820 W. Stassney Ln.
Austin, TX 78745
Department Chair:
Mary Corredor 223-9201
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
at Austin Community College

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Want to Get a Head Start?

Below you will find some lessons and practice drills that you can work through.

Each link will open in a new window. The more you practice, the better you will get!

Writing and Grammar

Looking for free online grammar lessons with exercises? See the Learn English Today site. You'll also find idioms here along with word games and fun activities .

Review your grammar here: tense, adjective, adverb, and noun practice.

Got a moment? Study articles! (the definite and indefinite kind)

Learn the types of phrasal verbs in English and take some online quizzes or two!

Use Dave's ESL Cafe to find idioms, slang, pronunciation practice, and more.

Review your grammar here: tense, adjective, adverb, and noun practice.

Use this very thorough Guide to Grammar and Writing for information on writing sentences, paragraphs, and essays.

Join a free ESL Discussion Board and ask your own questions.

Take tests, study lessons, join discussion boards on the Eclectic English page.

Say What? is an online ESL magazine with articles, quizzes, and games.


This page will link you to several great sites for improving your vocabulary .

  Activities, quizzes, puzzles, and bilingual quizzes!

These are some student recommendations for building your vocabulary:

A list of vocabulary exercises (fill-in-the-blank, confusing words, crossword puzzles)

200 vocabulary exercises in categories with pictures (fun!)

Easy, Medium, and Hard Vocabulary Quizzes

Vocabulary quizzes with pictures

Advanced Level Vocabulary links (

Vocabulary by Level: Pick your level, pick your interest!

English Club vocabulary quizzes by category

20-minute exercises: exercise your brain and learn new words!


Got a microphone? These activities will help you improve your pronunciation. You can listen, watch, and try it yourself with these exercises.

Sounds of English with exercises and diagrams

American English Pronunciation (requires Flash Player)

Authentic American English Pronuncation: vowels and consonants (requires Real Player and Flash Player)

Comprehensive link to many excellent pronunciation exercises


GED information: T he General Educational Development (GED) Test is designed for people who did not graduate from high school but want a certificate equivalent to the traditional high school diploma. Read about the GED test and how you can take the test at ACC.
Ready to start practicing? Try these practice tests covering math, English, Science, and Social Studies.

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