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Easy English Times: Your ESL and adult literacy newspaper!
Are you learning English as a second language (ESL)?
Easy English Times is a newspaper for you! Many readers of this educational newspaper are immigrants learning English. Citizenship information is included. Other readers attend adult literacy programs. It is our hope that you will start by reading this newspaper then "graduate" on to reading community newspapers.
Are you teaching ESL or adult literacy?
You can walk into the classroom and start teaching from the paper. It has instant activities. This newspaper is published to present relevant information and current events in an easy to read format for English language learners and adult literacy programs.
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In the May issue...
“When evil men plot, good men must plan. When evil men burn and bomb, good men must build and bind. When evil men shout ugly words of hatred, good men must commit themselves to the glories of love.” --Martin Luther King, Jr.
News of the Boston Marathon bombings is on page one. A salute to Boston includes historical and citizenship-related information. The George W. Bush Presidential Library is dedicated and all the former presidents attended the ceremony along with President Obama. A Citizenship Story highlights a man who climbed Mount Everest. An immigration march in Lincoln, Nebraska is pictured. Mother’s Day is May 12 and a reader writes about a special letter from his mother (see May Student Writing of the Month on this site). Memorial Day honors the nation’s war dead. The ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery is featured and information and photos of the Changing of the Guard are included. Think spring! Gardens from the White House Garden to the Desert Botanical Garden in Arizona are featured. World Peace Rose Gardens are found in California and Georgia. Luther Burbank’s garden is a California historical landmark. The easy, easy activity features a photograph of policemen on horseback. The Compelling Conversation instant activity is on making and breaking habits. An instant activity on Idioms is included. A song to sing with children encourages family literacy and fun. A reader from Texas writes about soccer (see May Bonus Student Writing). Readers from California tell how they raised money for childcare. All this and more in the May issue.
(Photos below: From the World Peace Rose Garden in Sacramento, California)
Evans Adult School, Los Angeles, is honored with "Student Writing of the Month" for January. Students from Nebraska are honored with "Bonus Student Writing" for January.
Easy English Times has a focus on citizenship! Citizenship information is included in each issue.
NEW - Answer keys are now posted for Learning Activities and can be printed out!
Every month we receive more student writing than we have room to print so we are featuring a few more stories here under Bonus Student Writing. Also see "Student Writing of the Month."
Do you know someone learning English as a second language? Gift certificates for this ESL newspaper are now available. Click here for a gift order form.
Are you learning English as a second language (ESL)? Are you teaching English as a second language? Easy English Times provides instant activities for English language learners.
We love our readers! Above, ESL students from Nebraska point to stories
Easy English Times can be used in multi-level ESL or adult literacy classes. Do you need easy content for beginning readers? See page 3 of each issue for our "Easy, Easy English" page.
Many "instant activities" are included in each edition. Conversation and Internet activities are included. An extra page of learning activities comes with each issue.
A newspaper in easy English!
Easy English Times brings a world of information to high school and adult learners. It's a newspaper written in easy English for those in English as a second language (ESL) classes and adult literacy programs. It is used in library and workplace literacy projects. It is used in jail and prison literacy programs. Published 10 times a year, Easy English Times is used in ESL classes in high schools, adult schools, community colleges and state colleges, and other sites. It is used in family literacy projects. It is used by English as a second language (ESL) teachers and literacy tutors. It is used in citizenship classes and CBET and EL Civics programs. It is also used in EFL classes.
Content is designed for learners of English. New words are defined. You will find idioms. Many of our readers are immigrants so citizenship and other useful information is featured. A story to read with children is included to support family literacy. We print student writing and class photos.
A Teacher's Corner is included. We are happy to give ESL teachers ideas on how to use the newspaper in the classroom. Easy English Times is designed to help new readers. We provide opportunities to interact with other ESL and literacy students, teachers and tutors.
Classroom and individual subscriptions are available. Discounts are given for class sets. We accept school purchase orders and credit card payments. You can order this English as a second language (ESL) and adult literacy newspaper by mail, by the month or by the year (10 issues). Contact us for international mail rates. We have added an online edition, especially for the convenience of international readers.
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Do you want to improve your English?
¿Desea usted mejorar su inglés?
You can receive this newspaper at your home. The cost for an individual subscription is $25/year. You will receive a newspaper almost every month. (There is one newspaper for August and September. There is one newspaper for November and December.)
Usted puede recibir este periódico en su casa. El costo por una subscripción individual es $25/año. Recibirá un periódico casi todos los meses. (Hay un periódico por agosto y septiembre. Hay un periódico por noviembre y diciembre.)
Each newspaper has an extra page of learning activities and a crossword puzzle. You will be able to practice reading and understanding English while you are learning important information and vocabulary.* * *
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