Can I get an education online for free?
Yes. Can. This article focuses on free education on the Internet and provides a brief overview of free educational resources. The development of Internet technologies and the increase in the number of sites, including those dedicated to education, make it possible today to receive a serious education without leaving home. About paid education – everything is clear, a form of distance education in which a student is studying via the Internet is already in many universities. The idea to make a brief overview of educational resources came to my mind in connection with viewing the Favorites folder of my browser. A lot of links have accumulated there. I have long forgotten about some of them. The author is an active user of the Internet, is studying English, apparently, therefore, the habit has been established of finding something useful, preferably free on the Internet. As I have been studying English for a long time, I can say that there are a great many sites with free lessons, articles, books, tests and games. There is no time even to master all the proposed material. Pleasantly pleased sites devoted to the study of the Russian language. There are sites offering to get a business education or education in the field of information technology. So, all the resources discussed below are free. On some there are paid subsections, I tried to report such. Here is my list of sites that I would like to bring to your attention:
Many of us are in the process of learning English. I hope that my modest contribution will be useful for those who study and maintain their knowledge. So, the list of educational resources that I personally use or currently use: www.englishpage.com – free online English lessons, crosswords in English, grammar, listening. The interface is in English. Forum in English for learners. The site is in English, some level of language proficiency is required. www.voanews.com – the site is dedicated to American English, it contains various articles, sound files, there are games in English, for example, “Guess the definition of a word” or “Choose the correct number”. The site is in English, some level of language proficiency is required. mytarget 4flaga.ru – free online English lessons. The site interface in Russian. Provides information about English-speaking countries. Links to other resources are provided. This resource is suitable for the very, most beginners. www.english-at-home.com is a resource for learners of English. The site contains a grammar section, a conversation section, and examples of phrases in various situations are also presented there. There is a dictionary section in which the meanings of English words are explained in English. An interesting section “Idioms”, but again, everything is in English. There is also a forum, articles, tests – very useful. English word games. As already mentioned, the site is in English. The user needs to know English at least at the pre-intermediate level. www.study.ru is one of the best Russian-language resources for learners not only in English. The site also offers free lessons in German and French, Spanish and Italian. www.homeenglish.ru – audio lessons of American English from the Voice of America radio station. The lessons are very useful for learning spoken English. Audio lessons are in MP3 format. The site contains many articles, fairy tales, bilingual texts, lessons for learning words, phrasebooks, subtitles for films. Many textbooks and tutorials. A lot of everything, and all for free. www.probelov.net – the site is dedicated to free programs for learning English. It also presents grammar, audio books, fairy tales, texts, games, video tutorials and a lot of different things. The site is in Russian. It will be useful for both beginners and continuing to learn English. www.englishforbusiness.ru – A site dedicated to learning business English. It presents samples of business letters, resume writing, typical colloquial phrases. There are exercises in the form of tests. The site is in Russian. It will be useful for both beginners and continuing to learn English. www.native-english.ru – Russian-language site dedicated to learning English. It presents grammar, audio books, fairy tales, texts, games, texts of radio programs “Voice of America” and many other things. The site is in Russian. It will be useful for both beginners and continuing to learn English. www.englspace.com is the first specialized annotated digital library designed for learners of English. The site is in Russian. It will be useful to everyone – beginners and continuing to learn English. linguamania.ru – an online game that helps to replenish the vocabulary. Learning Languages: English, Spanish, French, German. The essence of the game: given the studied word with confused letters and translation of this word.