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Workshops: Tools for English Language ImprovementTop 3 online resources and tools for your English improvement:

Improving your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills

Clarity English - Active Reading
Read different texts and learn many reading skills

Clarity English - Clear Pronunciation 1 (Sounds) and 2 (Speech)
1. Sounds - practise the full range of English sounds, in isolation, in words and sentences, and in wider texts
2. Speech - speak clearly with confidence (consonant clusters, word stress, sentence stress, connected speech and intonation)

Clarity English - Connect Speech
Pronunciation in authentic speech

Clarity English - Tense Buster
Break through the grammar barrier! Improve your grammar in 33 areas

Clarity English - Issues in English 2
Practise reading, writing, listening and speaking skills based on topics

Learning English via videos; sign up for a free account and take courses or just view courses
Course categories include: Academic English, Business English, Career English, Meida English, Social English, Travel English, etc.

Australian Network - Learning English
Australian life & culture and business communication.

YouTube Playlists

  • BBC Learning English: updated videos focusing on learning English; playlists include Pronounciation Tips, Study Tips, Express English, grammar, news, etc.
  • JenniferESL: Learn and improve your English with ESL teachers.

Academic English

Clarity English - Study Skill Success V9
Help with developing academic study skills in a range of areas from speaking and listening to research, critical thinking and time management

Clarity English - Practical Writing
Help with formal and informal writing

AWE: Academic Writing in English
A complete course in academic writing, designed to help you improve your academic writing for a variety of purposes.
Available for: iPhone 3-6, iPod Touch, iPad and iPad mini.Also on Google Play for Android.

UTS Library Study Skills – Writing, Reading & Speaking
Academic Writing Guide (academic writing, grammar, assignment types & research writing)
Speaking: Pronunciation, Clinically Speaking, Oral Presentation, Doctoral Assessment & Presenting a conference paper

University of Queensland's Write 101x Grammar Program
A free online course that aims to introduce you to key concepts and strategies related to grammar and style.

Preparing for your IELTS

Clarity English - Road to IELTS V2 (Academic Module & General Training Module)
With over 100 hours of interactive activities, advice videos from British Council experts, hints and tips on question types as well as downloadable practice tests

Study English - IELTS Preparation
A series of English language programs for intermediate to advanced learners

Subject based English learning

Clarity English - Business Writing
Core skills for business communication (emails, letters and reports, etc.)

Clarity English - It's Your Job
Advice videos from employers, key tips and practice activities

AMES English for health professionals: nurses and doctors
Online English courses for nurses and doctors

Useful tools

Grammarly is an automated grammar tutor and revision tool for academic writing. It works one-on-one with a student to develop sentence-level writing skills and reinforce proper revision habits. Upload drafts of your writing assignments to receive immediate instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar.
Grammarly is available to current UTS students and staff.

To sign up:

  1. Go to the Grammarly Sign Up page.
  2. Fill in the form using your UTS email address.
  3. Open your email for the activation instructions.  

Read & Write Gold
Read & Write Gold is a floating toolbar with great tools to help you improve your reading, writing and research skills. It can:

  • read text out loud in natural voices from documents (MS Office, web browsers,  text and PDF)
  • identifie spelling errors using speech enabled dictionaries
  • guide correct English pronunciation and grammar
  • list possible words with Text Prediction

Note: Read & White Gold is only available on public computers on campus.

Consultations and workshops

UTS: HELPS provides English language and academic literacy support to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students at UTS.  It also offers drop-in advice and writing support sessions in the Library during Autumn & Spring sessions. 

Tools for English language improvement - UTS Library workshop
The Library runs workshops during semesters to guide students through relevant resources that can help with improving English skills.


TIP: Search the Library's Catalogue to find relevant English learning resources.
Try keywords like ''English language -- textbooks for foreign speakers' to find a list of textbooks and workbooks.

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