Contact: Brian Logue at 781-891-6689 x 202 or email@example.com
Address: 24 Crescent Street, Suite 201, Waltham MA 02453
Contact: 781-314-5696 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: 510 Moody Street, Door #8, Waltham, MA 02453
Contact: Marianne Duffy, email@example.com
Address: McDevitt Middle School; 75 Church Street, Waltham, MA 02452
Contact: 617-924-8797; firstname.lastname@example.org
Address: Watertown Free Library; 123 Main St.; Watertown, MA 02472 (office)
Contact: 781-280-3665 or 781-280-3662; email@example.com
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) measures the ability of nonnative speakers of English to use and understand North American English as it is used in college and university settings. Scores on the test are required by more than 4,300 two- and four-year colleges and universities, professional schools, and sponsoring institutions.
Information bulletins are free publications that contain all the information you will need to register to take a TOEFL or TSE test. If you order a bulletin, it will be shipped from Ewing, New Jersey, USA. Allow up to eight weeks for delivery outside the United States. Bulletins can also be obtained by visiting the Guidance Department at Waltham High School, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham.
Basic Vocabulary for Beginners
Use free with your Waltham Library card (Need one? Start with an ecard today). This app offers English language instruction in your first language with notes about grammar and culture as you learn.
Click on pictures and listen to learn the ABCs, as well as words for food, clothing, the body, nature, places, and more.
Games to practice vocabulary, spelling, phrases, and description.
Pronunciation and Listening
This website lists every sound in American English with pronunciation guides and examples.
This website has pronunciation guides (step-by-step) and animation to show how each sound is formed in the mouth.
Listen to short dialogues with comprehension questions. Choose from easy, intermediate, and difficult.
Structure (Grammar and Writing)
This website offers grammar lessons and quizzes organized by topic.
From grammar-maven Betty Azar’s website: free worksheets and activities created by teachers. Also, Suzanne Woodward’s Fun with Grammar in PDF.
Reading and Listening Comprehension
Listen and read current events articles. Review vocabulary and comprehension questions at the end.
Learn about a variety of topics from experts. Use the subtitles, transcripts, and translations to build your language skills.
Songs, Stories, and Fun with English
Music is joyful and linked to memory. On this website, you can enjoy popular music and listen for missing words in the lyrics. Try the easier choice mode first and then try write mode (which involves spelling) for a harder challenge.
This website (and phone app) helps real people record interviews and stories about their lives. Some are animated so that you can listen and follow the images to build understanding. Add closed captions (cc) to read the text, too. If you enjoy this site, consider recording your own interview with a family member, neighbor, or friend. StoryCorps has lists of questions ready for you.
Ok, ok, dictionaries are not usually fun. However, the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary contains a picture quiz called “Name that Thing,” a word-of-the-day email, and Ask the Editor with questions and answers about the English language.
- TED Talks: video presentations by experts on a variety of topics with subtitles and transcripts in many languages
- Newsy: brief stories about today’s news with transcripts you can read
- ESL Fast: simple audio and text for basic dialogues and stories
- Mango Languages: practice vocabulary and phrases in simple lessons online
- Lyrics Training: learn English listening to the words in music
- Short Stories: an online collection of short stories with speaking and text