Online news for learners
Date posted: July 4, 2013
Newspapers can be a source of high-interest reading material that encourages awareness of current events and citizenship while promoting reading skills. Here are a few free online news websites that are designed for learners.
The Westcoast Reader is a BC-produced newspaper for adults who are improving their English skills. The print edition has been available for over 30 years. The online community offers more articles with accompanying exercises. New articles are posted throughout the week.
The Times in Plain English is a plain language, online newspaper. Stories gathered from several different newspapers are rewritten in plain language for basic readers. The website is updated every Monday.
News in Levels produces articles every day at three reading levels. Each level contains the article, followed by a list of interesting words with brief definitions. Levels 1 and 2 have audio so learners can listen to the text. Level 3 has the original story and a video.