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General Writing

  • MIT Very useful tutorials and activities for writing, includes a variety of skills.
  • Elements of Style by Strunk and White. This is an old but very well respected writing style guide that gives useful information about how to and how not to word your writing.
  • Purdue Online Writing Lab This is one of the oldest OWLS, and continues to be one of the best.

Research Writing

Grammar Resources

  • The Internet Grammar of English. The Internet Grammar of English is an online course in English grammar written primarily for university languages undergraduates. However, we hope that it will be useful to everyone who is interested in the English language. It does not assume any prior knowledge of grammar.
  • Grammar Quizzes A variety of grammar exercises, as well as vocabulary and sentence activities.
  • This web site offers clear advice on grammar and punctuation. The exercises are not very interactive. It’s more suitable for advanced learners and native speakers.
  • BBC Grammar Challenge Explanations, podcasts, and exercises for many grammar topics.
  • English Page Grammar and vocabulary exercises.
  • University of Ottawa Comprehensive grammar information.
  • English 4 U
  • English Club



These websites have exercises to help you test your listening comprehension.

These websites have lots of interesting news stories to listen to for general listening practice.


These websites have speaking exercises with pronunciation tips.

Online search engines and useful relevant site

The AIT Library (Login: library)

Research at AIT

The WWW Virtual Library

Language tools




  • Cliche Finder: A cliche is an overused expression, and should not be used in academic writing.  Use this resource if you don’t know if you are using a cliche or not.
  • LOGOS Multilingual Translation