The Novella | Why it’s a great extensive reading resource for English Language Students | OUP — Oxford University Press

The benefits of extensive reading for learners of English have been well documented, and there are some informative articles easily discoverable on this blog. The Graded Reader can play a hugely important part in developing reading skills, and OUP has a fantastic selection of them for all levels – as a teacher I used them…

via The Novella | Why it’s a great extensive reading resource for English Language Students | OUP — Oxford University Press

I was attracted to this article because part of the changes that are being made to the course I’m teaching, is the inclusion of books and magazines that are related to units in the coursebook. I was intending to take this a step further next week and introduce a game  I found through online classroom resources(readingo) to encourage the reading of different texts (and hopefully start students reading for pleasure in English). If asked, I may recommend they try the novellas mentioned in the OUP blog.

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About sarahali

I am linguist working in the EFL field. I started my teaching career in East Germany in 1997, continuing for a while (7 years) in Austria before settling back in the UK, where I am now based. I have taught English in various forms (ESP, ESOL, Business English, EFL (general) and EAP) to students ranging from 3 years of age to 80. I have written, developed and edited teaching material and curricular for the Arabic speaking world, as well as African countries. I have also written materials and teacher's books for 3-year olds learning in multi-lingual schools in Spain and have worked on translating and adapting Early Readers for the international market. I'm currently a senior tutor for EAP, a TEL coordinator and an academic proofreader. I also work as a freelance materials writer and developer. I speak English, German and French, with a basic knowledge of Arabic and Spanish.
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