Useful Links

Use one of our recommended websites and improve your English, whether as a hobby or for your career! It's just more fun to order a beer in English after an English film or play! You can also go to Britain for a long weekend for even more practice.

Reference Works


 leo-flag-engl-ieCan't think of the right word? Have a look at Leo, the online German-English dictionary.

merrianwebster logoNo idea how to use a particular word? Webster Online is a single-language dictionary with great online games.
35px-Wikipedia-logoJust curious? Leaf through the online encyclopedia Wikipedia.

Need more information? The online version of Encyclopaedia Britannica sets standards for the knowledge hungry.
bib anim smallShort reads for relaxation online? Bibliomania offers over 2,000 classic, English-language texts.

Looking for books in English? Visit the Bonn Thalia bookstore (formerly Bouvier), or drop by the Meyersche Buchhandlung in Cologne's Neumarkt if you'd rather read the original.

International Herald Tribune (online newspaper)
The New York Times (online version)

British newspapers:

The Guardian
The Independent
The Times
The Daily Telegraph
The Financial Times
The Scotsman

Of course the list wouldn't be complete without the magazines Spotlight and Business Spotlight. Entertaining and an absolute must for anyone who'd like to learn English!


Fly to Great Britain

Read the latest in film and theater – or use your English skills in a typical pub atmosphere:

Departing from Cologne/Bonn: the flight is about 1½ hours long and the prices vary widely. In general, the earlier you book, the cheaper the flight. Here you will find a selection of so-called discount airlines that can fly you to the Island for a practice weekend:
Hapag-Lloyd Express

Ride the Train to Great Britain

Drive to Great Britain

Believe it or not: it's faster to take the train to England, particularly to London. The trip from Cologne to Waterloo Station in the heart of London takes little more than four hours. You can find detailed information on prices and schedules on the Deutsche Bahn website.

Plan a route with no speed traps using Viamichelin. Find the quickest and cheapest connection by ferry with Speed Ferries or Ferry Online. If you get seasick easily, it might be best to take the Eurotunnel.

Accommodations in Great Britain

Your Favorite Websites

visitbritainThe tourist information site VisitBritain is a good address for finding accommodations in Great Britain.

This is, of course, not a complete list of what's out there. We would love to hear from you about your personal favorite websites so that we can better help you and others to better their English. Whether it's from home or during a short break at work, just send us a quick email! We update the links, so don't miss out on the latest tips!