Welcome to the English for Uni website!

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 freely use the materials anywhere in the world.

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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. You can also see the videos on Youku.

You may also like to view the glossary of grammar terms and other useful websites for help.

Ms Parrot cartoon

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

We hope you enjoy using the website.

English for Uni blog

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English for Uni roadshow

Get to know the people behind the English for Uni website and videos.

Interview with Professor David Crystal

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