BBC News offers up-to-the-minute news, breaking news, video, audio, and feature stories. BBC News provides World and UK news as well as local and regional perspectives. High intermediate and advanced students should challenge themselves to continue expanding their linguistic resources. Authentic english-language news sites are a great way to do that.
TED talks are a great way to acquire vocabulary for discussing a specific topic. Not only are TED talks interesting and informative, but the site allows you to download videos with subtitles and you can read the transcript while you listen. For teachers: TED talks can serve as introductory videos for a topic, be used to start off debates, or initiate class discussions.
This is a fun and unique way to practice your writing skills. Storium is an online multiplayer writing game where you can write stories with your classmates or friends. Play the demo for more details and to learn how to play.
Massive Open Online Courses are free courses available to everyone. They are a great way to learn new skills and develop knowledge in topics of interest. These courses are great for students who are looking to study abroad or want to push their English skills to the next level.