Web Resources for International Graduate Assistants

Web resources for improving English skills

These listening materials are designed to help you become better acquainted with a variety of typical student questions, common idioms used within them, and fast, reduced speech—a manner of speaking often used by American students. Most of the questions in these materials are generic questions; they could be heard in nearly any class or lab.

Following are resources for listening practice, as well as cultural information. The first website allows you to take a quiz to self-assess your understanding.

  • Audio dictionary—Hear new words.
  • Vocabulary-building—This is a collection of the most commonly written words in academic English, as researched by A. Coxhead at Massey University, New Zealand.

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