Useful information and resources to improve your English language skills.
- Textbook and workbooks in the Library: browse the list
- Online learning systems
Clarity English is an interactive learning program for English language skills and IELTS preparation that covers reading, grammar, pronunciation and Business English.
Recommended web sites
- 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.
- Australian Network - Learning English
It offers IELTS preparation, Australian life & culture and business communication.
EnglishCentral allows you to take a course and speak and learn English online with a speech recognition system, vocabulary and pronunciation tools. You learn English via videos.
- engVid: Free English Video Lessons
Topics cover: Business English; Comprehension; Expressions; Grammar; IELTS; Pronunciation; Slang; Speaking; Tips; etc.
- BBC Learning English
There are some very interesting and practical English learning programs, such as, 6 minutes English, English at work, etc.
- English Club - Learning English
Learning English via games, quizzes and videos
- Books and practice tests in the Library: browse the list
The software gives IELTS candidates the best possible introduction to the exam and the types of activities they will be facing. With over 120 hours of interactive learning materials, the resource provides preparation and practice for the reading, writing, listening and speaking modules of the IELTS exam.
This free online learning course contains a series of TV programs that develop skills and strategies for intermediate to advanced learners of English - especially those preparing to take the IELTS test. Each program explores a different aspect of the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills needed for the IELTS test.
The main Sydney test centre is located right here at UTS! Their website offers information on test application, dates, locations and preparation resources.
UTS: HELPS provides English language and academic literacy support to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students at UTS.
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:
- reads text out loud in natural voices from documents (MS Office, web browsers, text and PDF)
- identifies spelling errors using speech enabled dictionaries
- guides correct English pronunciation and grammar
- lists possible words with Text Prediction
Note: This software is only available on public computers on campus.
Grammarly@EDU 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, prevent plagiarism, and reinforce proper revision habits. Upload drafts of your writing assignments to Grammarly@EDU to receive immediate instructional feedback on over 100 points of grammar.
Grammarly@EDU is available to current UTS students and staff, but note there are a limited number of licences available and these expire annually. Need help creating an account? Instructions are available!