Language Resources

Standardized Written English Grammar and Style

Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better Writing

This website is chockfull of cheeky, fun, and useful tips on grammar, vocabulary, and public speaking. You can even sign up to have grammar tips sent to you daily.

Purdue University’s Online Writing Lab

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab offers handouts and exercises on English grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure, sentence style, paraphrasing, and writing numbers.

The Writer’s Handbook

From the University of Wisconsin-Madison website covers tips on English grammar and punctuation , improving your writing style, and more.

Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

Michael Harvey throws high school writing “rules” out the window and offers strategies for effective style, structure, and mechanics when writing across the curriculum in college.

Guide to Grammar and Writing

Sponsored by the Capital Community College Foundation contains over 170 interactive exercises/quizzes to help students learn parts of speech and hone grammar skills in English.

Bartleby.com

Bartleby.com offers online versions of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, and many more reference and literature oldies-but-goodies.

After Deadline

A blog on the New York Times website in which the editor offers informative and entertaining answers to questions about grammar, usage, and style prompted by the Times’ recent printings.

June Casagrande

A grammar blog offering insightful (and irreverent!) tips on grammar.

English Word References

Dictionary.com

Search for the right English word or use the thesaurus.

One Look Dictionary Search

This website allows you to peruse multiple online reference resources at once.

Language Diversity

African American Language

Learn from the Center for Applied Linguistics about the rules and value of African American Language.

Heritage Speakers

Find information and resources about issues affecting in the United States, including Navajo, Spanish, and Chinese language speakers.

World Englishes

Read articles about World Englishes in the Journal of English as an International and Transnational Language, which covers issues relating to culture, society, and education of English speakers in Malaysia, China, India, Cameroon, and more.

International Dialects of English Archive

This website offers performing artists a primary source collection of audio recordings of English spoken by thousands of speakers from around the globe.

Language Learning

Language Resource Center

The MHC Language Resource Center offers support for language learners. Learn about language Q&A drop in hours, workshops, and multimedia studios.

The Foreign Language Writing Assistance Program

The Foreign Language Writing Assistance Program at Mount Holyoke offers peer tutoring and online resources for writing in Chinese, German, Italian, and Spanish.

ESL Common Errors

Students for whom English is a second, third, or fourth… language may find the ESL Common Errors workbook by Penguin helpful.