Do you have a Twitter account? Do you tweet in English? Did you know there are lots of people you can follow who can help you with your English?
If you don’t have a Twitter account, this video will help you to join. You don’t have to write on it, because you will learn a lot just from reading the things you find on Twitter, but writing is great practice!
Here are some of the people/organisations you can follow, along with their bios. Most of the tweeters here share useful links or teach you vocabulary in a word/phrase of the day format. If they do other things too, it tells you in their bios.
Kenneth Beare – Guide to ESL at http://About.com , English language learning content developer and industry strategist
Find free resources for adults learners and opportunities to interact with others.
United Kingdom · britishcouncil.org/learnenglish
Free club for learners and teachers of English worldwide. Use the tag
#twinglish to practise English on Twitter.
Cambridge, England, UK · EnglishClub.com
I’m obsessed with finding the best way to learn a foreign language. I tweet lots of links to daily English lessons on http://PhraseMix.com .
New York, NY · phrasemix.com
San Francisco – CA – USA · http://www.speak-english.org
English Central makes improving one’s English fun and effective by turning popular web videos into powerful language learning experiences.
Massachusetts · http://www.englishcentral.com [note: you have to pay to use most of the features on the site]
Improve your English with BBC Learning English
London, UK · http://bbclearningenglish.com
ESL teacher/trainer/publisher – Rolls off the Tongue cartoon idioms on FB & tumblr; WhatSoFunny? on FB & Audioboo dares to explain jokes to English learners.
Staten Island, NY · rollsoffthetongue.tumblr.com
These tweets and twoughts keep the readers of our Readers in the loop! Visit our website for more.
Everywhere · macmillanreaders.com
EFL mlearning elearning site new topical content everyday
United Kingdom · gapfillers.co.uk/?tok=1
Free English Lessons Online, by ESOL Courses. Links to free English activities tweeted by our web team (Sue tweets as
@esolcourses). Follow us to learn English!
Worldwide · esolcourses.com
[They also have a list which learners can follow, with lots of useful tweeters/links]
Hi, I’m an Australian living in Greece and an ESL / English teacher and I love meeting people from around the world. I teach English online over Skype.
Greece · englishwithjo.com
Personal online IELTS trainers http://www.ipassielts.com/
Freelance EFL tutor. Remote learning evangelist. Hates IELTS. Loves IELTS. Blogs about it anyway. Now talks Chinese to his fish.
UK · dcielts.com
Tweets in Spanish
Mejora tu inglés! Pronunciación, gramática, vocabulario y cultura americana en mi web.
Madrid, Spain · madridingles.es
A hashtag is a topic on Twitter. Every time someone includes # followed by a word, it becomes a hashtag. You can read hashtags without joining Twitter by using Tweetchat.
#twinglish is a hashtag especially for English-language learners, where learners from around the world share what they are doing and practise their English at the same time. Others are #engpls and #eigo.
You can also find hashtags for any of your hobbies. It’s a great way to learn words connected to the things you like. For example, if you enjoy films, you could follow the #film hashtag.
If you think I’ve missed any useful tweeters or hashtags for English-language learners, please let me know in the comments, and tell me why English learners should follow them.