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Easy English Times: Your ESL and adult literacy newspaper!


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The November/December special combined holiday issue is available now!

In the November/December holiday issue:

A story on page 1 reports on the new speaker of the House of Representatives and why that office is important.  What is El Nino? Winter weather is another topic.  "It's raining cats and dogs" and a "rain check" are our idioms for this issue. Veterans Day and holidays in November and December are featured. Our readers write about seeing Pope Francis, holidays, cellphones, addiction, coming to the United States, a Brazilian martial art, and about learning English. Readers from Illinois share poems. The easy, easy activity is on the White House Christmas tree. "Santa Claus is coming to Town" is a song to sing with children. What do you do if you see a car accident? Read the column by Chuck Bingaman. A reader from the Democratic Republic of Congo writes about how his friend was injured by a car. Health features the Great American Smokeout, World AIDS Day and the importance of flu shots.  Charlie Brown and Peanuts are the topic of another holiday story. Our salute to libraries continues. There are also instant activities for conversation, reading, writing and idioms. All this and more in the November/December holiday issue.

November/December Student Writing of the Month is from Texas and Illinois. Bonus Student Writing is from Arizona and California.

October Student Writing of the Month is from Flagstaff, Arizona. Bonus Student Writing is from San Mateo, California.

August/September Student Writing of the Month on this site is from the Sonoma County Library Literacy Project. Bonus Student Writing is from the San Mateo Adult School.

July Student Writing of the Month is by Amy Wang of Cupertino, CA. July Bonus Writing is from Evans Community Adult School in Los Angeles.

June Student Writing of the Month is from the Atlanta English Institute. Bonus Student Writing for June on this website is from Petaluma and Los Angeles, California.

In the May issue... Why should you "Wear Red for Adult Ed"? Learn why and see the story and photographs of California ESL students and a teacher wearing red on page 1 of our May issue. (Click HERE for a special copy of the complete story and additional photographs.) Pictured here above, students from San Mateo Adult School in California.  "Adult Education Matters" is the message on the red shirts. 
On this site: May Student Writing of the Month is from Larkin High School, Elgin, Ill.  May Bonus Student Writing is from the English Language Institute at Texas A&M, and from adult schools in Petaluma and Los Angeles, California.

Above, we salute student writers from Larkin High School, Elgin, Illinois.

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, adult literacy or citizenship?
Short-term orders are available. Email us about bulk discounts at easyenglish@aol.com.

You can walk into the classroom and start teaching from the paper. Do you want tips on using any newspaper in your class (also useful for tutors)? Click hereEasy English Times has instant activities for reading, writing and conversation. 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.

Would you like a free sample copy (USA only)?
Email us at easyenglish@aol.com with your mailing address. 

Below, a class from Vallejo Adult School with teacher Yvonne Martin submitted student writing.

Above, Tutor Laura Owens and her student Shuying of the Sonoma County Library Adult Literacy Project. 

Easy English Times at TESOL in Portland 2014

Below Publisher Betty Malmgren and Editor Lorraine Ruston are pictured with authors Elizabeth Weal and Eric Roth. All four made presentations at the conference.

Below, photo left, author and former Times columnist Susan Gaer of California with Lorraine Ruston. Below, photo right, subscriber and teacher Vickie Winston of Texas and Betty Malmgren at the booth.


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While most of our readers are in high school, adult schools, community colleges and library literacy projects, we received this note from a middle school teacher:

"These continue to be a fabulous teaching tool and extremely valuable resource for my middle school ELL's.  I'm using them with 6th, 7th & 8th graders this year, and the opportunity for them to interact with current event informational text at an accessible level is invaluable as we strive to prepare for Common Core."

---Teacher, Redwood Middle School, Napa, CA



Citizenship - 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.

Easy English Times is YOUR newspaper. Easy English Times is designed to encourage newspaper readership. In addition to classroom use, it's perfect for tutoring or self-study.

Students from Sierra College, California

We love to print student writing! You can email student writing to easyenglish@aol.com

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 "Easy, Easy English."

Many "instant activities" are included in each edition. Reading, writing and conversation 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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You can receive this newspaper at your home. The cost for an individual subscription is $30/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 $30/año. Recibirá un periódico casi todos los meses. (Hay un periódico por agosto y septiembre. Hay un periódico por noviembre y diciembre.)