English Learners

Free resources for English language learners

Oxford Dictionaries provides lots of practical help for people learning English. Our free online resources ensure you avoid making some of the most common everyday language mistakes.
Visit our free English site to get quick answers to specific English language questions.

oxforddictionaries.com is also the place if you want more detailed language advice, for example, quick tips on how to build well-formed sentences, or more detailed advice on writing tips for job applications and essay writing.

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Resources for the classroom

Oxford’s  ELT Dictionaries provide print and digital vocabulary and learning resources created specifically for learners of English. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary (OALD) is the world’s most trusted dictionary for learners of English. Its rich content makes it a genuine learning tool and much more than just a reference source. The OALD, as well as our monolingual and bilingual learner’s dictionary content, is now integrated with OUP’s ELT coursebooks to enrich the learning experience and make a difference in the lives of learners and teachers around the world.

Oxford Advanced  Learner’s Dictionary, 9th edition
The ultimate speaking and writing tool for people who want to communicate in English.
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English at your  fingertips
Learn English on the go with our dictionary apps.
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Bilingual  dictionaries for learners of English
Choose from over 60 bilingual dictionaries written for speakers of over 20 different languages.
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Studying an academic  subject in English?
The award-winning Oxford Learner’s Dictionary of Academic English is the perfect tool to develop your academic English.
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More than just an  online dictionary
With Premium you can create your own word lists, develop your speaking and writing skills, and download videos and worksheets. 
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Are you a developer?
Incorporate any Oxford learner’s dictionary into your own system with Oxford’s Application Programming Interface (API)
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Spread the word
Blog posts from Oxford’s language experts are a great read for anyone interested in words – from insights into how new words come about, to new meanings and uses.
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Oxford Children’s  Picture Dictionary
For parents who want to help their child with English at home, this beautifully illustrated picture dictionary includes activities and songs to practise the words and topics taught in school.
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