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While its main purpose is to help users connect with friends from all over the world and share pictures, videos, and articles with their ‘friends’, did you know that you can also improve your English skills on Facebook as well?  

With more and more content creators and pages making educational content for users on the platform, improving your English has never been simpler. In just a few clicks, you’ll have access to endless resources right at your fingertips.  

As much as some might argue that Facebook is no longer as relevant as social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram explode in popularity, statistics show otherwise.  

As of this year, there are 2.963 billion active users on the platform worldwide, proving that Facebook is still alive and well despite the entrance of newer platforms.  

Here are the top 5 Facebook accounts that can show you the ropes on how to improve your vocabulary, grammar and everything else in between!  

5 Facebook accounts to improve your English language skills

Note: With the exception of the official IELTS by IDP account, IDP has no affiliation or connection to any of the products or services the featured accounts may offer.  

1. IELTS by IDP 

IELTS by IDP Facebook

As co-owner of IELTS, it’s a given that IDP’s Facebook page would be a reliable resource for everything there is to know about the exam.  

You’ll find content covering fundamentals of English grammar and vocabulary including posts breaking down homonyms, idioms and commonly mispronounced words, as well as teaching alternative ways to say a phrase or sentence.  

What sets this apart from other English resource pages on Facebook is how it’s specifically aimed at helping students ace their IELTS tests.  

Posts are designed to tackle various elements of the four main papers such as speaking tips, writing tasks, ways to listen more effectively, and reading sample questions.  

Despite the focus on IELTS, it’s a fantastic resource for anyone to  easily learn and improve their English.  

2. Grammarly  


Looking for a one-stop shop to improve your general knowledge of the English language? Then Grammarly’s diversified resources are perfect for you. 

From in-depth blog posts to grammar video tutorials, you can deep dive into the English language at your own pace.  

Their blog posts are some of the most beautifully written, allowing you to discover the deeper intricacies of the English language, especially how words are used in rhymes, poems and haikus! 

If videos are more your thing, don’t worry. Every week, Grammarly provides quick minute-long tutorials that teach you specific scenarios on how to better utilise your English skillset, such as when to use a metaphor versus an analogy. It’s really useful stuff.  


As the world’s leading digital dictionary, all of us must be familiar with by now. But did you know that they also have a Facebook page dedicated to Word of the Day?  

Unlike other accounts that tackle a little bit of everything in English learning, Dictionary is truly all about enhancing one’s vocabulary. With their Word of the Day segments, users get to learn the definition of a new word or phrase, which may not be as apparent or used by newer English learners.  

What’s more, each Word of the Day also provides an example of how to use it in a sentence as well as the origins of the word.  

At the core of it all, this aims to broaden one’s vocabulary, which would eventually also help them in their listening, reading, writing, and speaking skills.  

4. Grammar Girl  

Grammar Girl

Founded by Mignon Fogarty, Grammar Girl is a page dedicated to, well, all things grammar.  

Named as one of Writer’s Digest’s 101 best websites for writers, Grammar Girl teaches users the basics of good grammar as well as slightly more complex concepts such as the use of quotation marks, writing tips, and more.  

You’ll also notice that it takes on a more witty and casual approach to teaching grammar with content such as memes, sarcasm, and hot takes on different issues. But that’s what makes it all the more engaging, granting Grammar Girl more than 665,000 followers on the page.  

Mignon Fogarty is also the founder of the podcast network and website Quick and Dirty Tips and is also an inductee in the Podcasting Hall of Fame.  

5. VOA Learning English  


VOA Learning English

For those who want to hone their American English skills, VOA Learning English is the place for you.   

Instead of simply going through the basic concepts of American English and presenting them in a straightforward manner, VOA Learning English takes on a different approach to teaching the language.  

On their page, you’ll notice a variety of news, feature programs and activities meant to engage and challenge English learners to look at the language in a more real-life sense.  

Various articles about issues around the world are shared on the page to encourage you to apply your reading and comprehension skills.  

Furthermore, they also publish videos of news happenings with voiceovers and subtitles, giving you a realistic idea of how the English language is used on a daily basis.  

This also helps expand your worldview at the same time, killing two birds with one stone. 

Seek guidance from experts in the field with IDP

Learning from Facebook might be fun and convenient. However, not all information online is accurate and some may not be backed by facts, or are laden with errors. That’s why if you have doubts, it’s best to head straight to official sources, such as IDP, the co-owners of IELTS.   

Discover a treasure trove full of free preparation materials like videos, webinars, practice tests and online courses to help you boost your English proficiency, specifically to score well in your IELTS test. 

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