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Easy English Times: Your ESL and adult literacy newspaper!
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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?
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 July issue...
To celebrate the 4th of July symbols of America are featured on page 1. They relate to the Citizenship story on page 5 and Compelling Conversations on American culture and symbols. First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at a Citizenship ceremony held at the National Archives. News stories include information on the flood of children crossing the border from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Many former presidents are pictured and featured in this issue. Former President H.W. Bush went skydiving for his 90th birthday. A book written by former President Jimmy Carter talks about issues faced by women and girls around the world. A demonstration was held with the goal of ending violence against women and the #YesAllWomen was discussed. The Nigerian schoolgirls are still missing. The DVD review is on Wadjda which also shines a light on how women are treated in parts of the world. A play to read with children is included to encourage family literacy. We celebrate the Day of the Cowboy with stories and photos on horses and the Old West. Former President Ronald Reagan loved to ride horses. There are photos of an adoption event for wild horses and burros. Our readers write about a vacation trip, a surprise baby shower and other topics. There are several instant activities. All this and more in the July issue.
Below, a class from Vallejo Adult School with teacher Yvonne Martin submitted student writing for the June issue.
Above, Tutor Laura Owens and her student Shuying of the Sonoma County Library Adult Literacy Project.
Easy English Times at TESOL in Portland
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
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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