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USA Learns is a free website that helps adults learn English and prepare for U.S. citizenship online. 

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries provides a list of interactive websites for ESL learners. 

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Links to websites containing materials and tutorials for learning and teaching English as a Second Language.

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Learning English is Voice of America's multimedia source of news and information for millions of English learners worldwide. 

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