Languages › English as a Second Language Top Essential Advanced Level English Learner Resources Share Flipboard Email Print Fleur Schinning Photography/Getty Images Languages Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Grammar Business English Resources for Teachers By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated August 05, 2019 Every advanced level English student needs a few important resources. Each student should have a coursebook, a learner's dictionary, a grammar and exercise book and a vocabulary-building resource. This guide provides recommendations on top quality resources for each of these categories for both learners of American English and learners of British English. Advanced Grammar Book This advanced grammar book is excellent for TOEFL level learners and those bound to study at university in North America. Grammar is illustrated using texts pertaining to North American life, as well as detailed explanations of advanced English grammar concepts and exercises. Practical English in Use This is one of the classic grammar texts covering both British and American English grammar. It is often used by TEFL teachers as a reference guide to difficult grammar points when preparing for classes. It's the perfect grammar learning tool for advanced level English learners. American Heritage Dictionary for Learners of English The American Heritage® Dictionary for Learners of English is specifically designed to suit the needs of ESL students. With an up-to-date word list and definitions adapted from The American Heritage® Dictionary databases, abundant sample sentences and phrases, and an easy-to-use alphabetic pronunciation system all provide an excellent learning tool. Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary The standard in British English, the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary provides the ideal tool for English learners who wish to take any of the Cambridge advanced exams (FCE, CAE, and Proficiency). Dictionary includes a learning CD-ROM with helpful resources and exercises. How to Build a Better Vocabulary This book was written with native English speakers in mind, and as such should be used by upper-level English learners. It includes helpful techniques to improve vocabulary learning skills as well as resources dedicated to helping you learn the history of words. Vocabulary for Dummies From the famous 'for Dummies' series, this vocabulary guide provides a strong vocabulary guide for English learners and speakers. Clear, simple instructions, as well as a simple, humorous style, make this vocabulary book an excellent resource for upper-level English as Second Language students. Cambridge Encyclopedia of the English Language This excellent reference volume was written with native speakers in mind and provides a top-level opportunity for understanding the more difficult aspects of the English language including idiomatic usage, academic usage, technological English and much, much more. American Accent Training "American Accent Training" by Ann Cook provides a self-study course that is sure to improve any advanced level student's pronunciation. This course includes a coursebook and five audio CDs. The book includes all the exercises, quiz material and reference material that are found on the audio CDs.