Grammar and Usage for the Non-Expert

Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Grammar and Usage for the Non-Expert is a website written for learners of English as a Second Language. With friendly, non-technical guides, the site explains hundreds of common problems of English grammar and usage in straightforward language, offering students easy-to-remember rules for dealing with them.


  • Explanation of essential points of English grammar and usage: punctuation, capitalization, prepositions, pronouns, interjections, verbs and verbals, verb tenses, mood, dangling participles, split infinitives, parallelism, articles, modifiers
  • Guide to identifying and correcting common errors in English, including writing mechanics, confusing word pairs, and faulty parallelism
  • Guide to differences between British and American English usage
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Skills Workshop

Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012

Maggie Harnew's Skills Workshop is a great, non-profit making website where skills teachers can find free resources to use in their classes. Contributed by users from around the world, these classroom-tested resources are available for free download and are ideal as supporting materials for any literacy, numeracy, functional skills, or ESOL programs.


  • 1500+ free Functional Skills and Skills for Life worksheets and teaching ideas organized into 7 categories: Literacy, Numeracy, Pre-Entry, ESOL, ICT, General, and Contextual
  • Powerful search engine capable of filtering resources by level and subject area to help teachers find exactly the resources they are looking for
  • Companion blog for users to comment on the resources and discuss related teaching issues
  • Categorized links to other useful skills resources on the web
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