English language and grammar: online resources
Improve your English language and grammar with these useful tools and resources.
Phrasebank (The University of Manchester)
Useful academic phrases and sentence structures to improve your writing. Includes examples for a variety of general language functions, such as being critical, compare and contrast, and describing trends.
- British National
Corpus (Brigham Young University)
Check your use of English: how does it compare to examples and is it correct?
Academic Word List (AWL) (EAP Foundation)
Useful academic vocabulary that frequently appears in academic texts.
- Formal and
Informal English (engVid.com)
A list of words and phrases to help you recognise the formal (academic) and informal ways of saying the same thing.
Grammar foundations (LinkedIn Learning)
Video tutorials to help you apply the basic principles of grammar so you can avoid making the most common mistakes.
Grammar tutorial (University of Bristol)
Information and exercises to improve your understanding of grammar and punctuation.
A tool that checks your use of grammar, punctuation, contextual spelling and style.
Purdue OWL: Grammar (Purdue University)
Resources to help you use correct grammar in your writing
Improving your English
Learning English: activities for learners (Cambridge
Activities to help you to practise your English. Choose the skill you want to practise and the level that is right for you.
English language workshops
- Tenses in academic writing
- English Vocabulary for Architecture and the Built Environment
- Writing academic English: being cautious
- Improve your pronunciation 2: Stress
- Communicating with your lecturers
See more English language workshops