For many students, learning English is the first step in studying abroad. All schools require students to have a certain level of English if you are to be taken as an international student – some schools require the TOEFL, others require the TOEIC. But, whatever your school requires you need to make sure you English is the best it can be!
To help you, there are a number of resources available that offer some great help and advice:
The ESL Directory provides you with over 1,000 listings of schools from all around the world that provide ESL/ English as a Second Language programs. It costs nothing to use the directory and you can contact schools directly online through the site. This is a great tool if you need to find a school or teacher to help you with your English!
The ESL Forum provides you with an interactive online forum to ask questions, answer questions and generally meet up with other students who are learning English. What is even better is that ESL Teachers also use the board, so you can ask them questions and get information directly from a teacher if you need assistance!
If you have an iPod or mp3 player, then you should also check out the ESL podcast – its packed full of great English Language episodes that you can download onto your iPod and listen and learn. Great if you travel a lot on trains or just to sit back and relax and learn at the same time!
I hope you found this useful – please post any other resources you use to learn English!