Recursos Externos para Aprender Inglés

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Estos recursos son distintos a los oficiales por ETS. Son una recopilación de sitios web con material para mejorar tu nivel de inglés en general. Si eres docente, estos materiales te ayudarán a proveer material suplementario para que apoyes a tus alumnos a mejorar sus habilidades en el idioma inglés.

External Resources*
you Can Use to Prepare for the TOEFL iBT
*The Assessment Division at IIE Latin America is not responsible for the content in the links below and publishes these resources merely as a free service to the public.
Learn the hundreds of words you need to know for your tests. Track your progress and use technology to make vocabulary learning effective and fun.
Play the Word Dynamo Challenge and improve your vocabulary in different categories.
Uses the world-wide web as a big database to find the best translation for a word in either Spanish or English.
Learn English for free from experienced teachers. New classes are added three times a week, covering grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, TOEFL and more.
Practice interactive grammar exercises at your leisure. Free grammar rule handouts that you can print and carry around to study. Great website to improve your grammar and writing. Also, free Grammar Bytes MOOC course for more in study.
A web-based dictionary that defines words not typically found in common dictionaries. A great resource to find idioms, slang, word phrases and more.  
Find radio stations in every part of the world to practice your listening skills.
Listen to daily news about Mexico in English. It airs daily twice a day.
This Audio Center features 40 Units of English focusing on practical conversations and academic language as commonly found in American universities.
Find podcasts on virtually any topic. You’ll never run out of material to listen to and practice!
This is another mega search engine for podcasts.
The best podcasts in the following categories: Our Favorites, Conversations, Great Teachers, Business, Most Funny, News, Traditional, American Accents, British Accents. 
These are real lectures from Illinois University that were recorded and archived.
These are real lectures from UCLA University that were recorded and archived.
These are real lectures from Princeton University that were recorded and archived.
This site provides students with free listening, reading, and vocabulary practice. It is created by Todd Beuckens, an English teacher based in Japan.
This is a collection of listening exercises in different difficulty sections. makes the best talks and performances from TED and partners available to the world, for free. All the talks are subtitled in English, and many in other languages, too.
Listen to and practice singing to improve your intonation in English. You can check the lyrics on this website for free.
Improve your listening by watching news from around the world in English. You can also find fun cartoons.
Although this is a list of past TOEFL independent writing questions, published by ETS (the people who make the TOEFL test), they are also good for practicing independent speaking questions, — just give yourself 45 seconds to talk on these subjects. 
Use this online dictionary to find out how to pronounce words. This is especially helpful if you are doubtful about words that may be pronounced in different ways. Pronunciation is featured in American and British versions.
Improve your accent and rhythm in English and learn daily expressions at the same time. Train Your Accent provides you with samples of relaxed, North American English that reflect everyday activities and helps you sound more natural. Furthermore, understanding reduced speech will help you understand others better.
Need to practice for the writing sections? Try this list of past TOEFL independent writing questions, published by ETS (the people who make the TOEFL test). These are also good for practicing independent speaking questions, too — just give yourself 45 seconds to talk on these subjects. 
These OWL resources will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading. 
Find a Language Partner
SharedTalk is a Community of People from all around the World and is dedicated to Language Exchange and Language Learning. 
Meetups are neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something…
Paltalk is the largest online video chat room community. Explore thousands of video chat rooms and meet millions of friendly members.
Livemocha is a commercial online language learning community, providing instructional materials in 38 languages and a platform for speakers to interact with and help each other learn new languages.
Reading (Articles)
The British Broadcasting Corporation is a British public service broadcasting statutory corporation. 
Leading newspaper in the USA, giving both local and international information about happenings in the world.
Newspaper in English devoted to covering news in Mexico.
Cable News Network is an American basic cable and satellite television channel
A major U.S. commercial broadcasting television network.
A non-profit public broadcasting television network in the United States
NPR, formerly National Public Radio, is a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED  media organization that serves as a national syndicator to a network of 900 public radio stations in the United States. 
American cable and satellite television channel 
The official magazine of the National Geographic Society. 
MOOC’s (Massive Open Online Courses)
Coursera is an educational technology company offering massive open online courses by many different universities around the world in many different subjects
The iTunes U app puts complete courses — and the world's largest online catalog of free education content — on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Apps for TOEFL iBT Practice
TOEFL iBT Preparation is the best tool for improving your vocabulary in the most commonly tested vocabulary words for TOEFL in six specific sciences, including archeology, biology, environment, history and art, geology, and social sciences. Quickly get used to multiple choice questions, one of the question types in the TOEFL test.
TOEFL Speaking will help you practice the independent Speaking question in the TOEFL iBT. It gives you several topics you can use to record yourself either in this same application or to record yourself using any other method.
Timer for TOEFL iBT is a simple application that has a specific timer for each task of the 4 sections of the TOEFL iBT exam. You can use this time to get used to the timing in the four sections of the exam.
The TOEFL test app measures your ability to use and understand the English language as it's read, written, heard and spoken in the university classroom. This is preparation for TOEFL ITP, but if you are worried about your structure/grammar in the TOEFL iBT, this app has a section to practice it.
General English Practice
An easy to read and well-organized website on how to conquer the TOEFL iBT in three easy steps. This site gives you a free TOEFL course that will help you improve your score.  
This site will help you locate a professional native English teacher.  You can research their teaching credentials and take a sample lesson to experience their teaching style before you select. Also, you can practice English with native speakers.  This site has great articles on tips to improve your English.  

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