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Welcome to the English for Uni Website!

Ms Parrot

This free website is for teachers and learners of English as an additional language, from intermediate levels upwards (i.e. approximately IELTS 6 and above). The site aims to make difficult grammar and academic writing concepts easier to understand. Please use this site as often as you like. You can also download all the explanations and exercises in pdf format. The site has a Creative Commons license, which means that anyone can use the materials anywhere in the world.

On this site you can learn more about:

There is also information for speakers and learners of Japanese, Chinese, French and Indonesian.

All the sections of this website have video stories, explanations and exercises. The videos centre on Ms Parrot the grammar detective, and feature other characters such as Professor Grahamarian, chef Harumi Kaga, singer Bobby Dylan, Bollywood star Kareena Kapadia, Prince Wolfgang and the food critic Gordon Harpal Van Tu Acurio Chan.

All the videos have captions that you can view on YouTube.

Ms Parrot cartoon

Ms Parrot and Harumi Kaga spoke to the world-famous linguist Professor David Crystal in Germany in 2014. Here is the interview.

Come and join us on the website, and learn more about English grammar!

Waiter and cake

We hope you enjoy using the website.

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Partner universities

This OLT project has been developed by lecturers from the University of Adelaide, Victoria University, Edith Cowan University and Henan University.



English for Uni

The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005

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North Terrace Campus
The University of Adelaide


T +61 8 8313 4721
F +61 8 8313 3604

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