Along with your participation in English in Action events, you may want to work on other English skills. Here are some resources that you might find useful. If you have some resources you'd like to share, contact us. Let's learn from each other!
Reading is a great way to build your vocabulary and grammar skills. Here are three recommendations for websites that have easy-to-read news articles. News for You is at the high beginning level, The Times in Plain English is at the intermediate level and Breaking News English covers all levels (you may choose between seven levels). For News for You, you need this code to use our SFC account: AD1074. Click below to check them out!
Writing can be difficult to improve on your own. Luckily as SFC you don't have to try. Everyday we have volunteer Peer Writing Support tutors available in the English Support Center in Lamda 301 who are ready to help you with basic writing skills. The tutors are fluent, English-speaking returnees. Bring in your writing, and someone will help you find and correct your mistakes. (Tutoring is available between 9:30 and 4:30 most days. You do not need an appointment.)
Grammar knowledge is necessary for us to use English. But learning it doesn't have to be boring. Here are some websites that can help you build your grammar skills in a more interesting way than using a grammar book. University of Victoria Study Zone has excellent English help by ability level. Englishpage website explains grammar points and has many online quizzes you can try.
Listening skills can be built using many online resources. Check out some of these.
Keio University International Project for the Internet and Society is an exciting project on campus (and beyond!) where participants enjoy the challenge of understanding the role the Internet plays in our society today as well as what its role will be in the future. Click here to find out what they are doing now and how you might take part -- in English!