June 2014 Blog Archive
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Below you will find a selection of the latest readers available in French, German, Spanish, Italian and Russian.
Karen has just become the owner of her very first apartment in Paris! Is this a sign of successful integration for a young African woman into French society? An emotional novel about the search for identity of a young women.
Mondes en VF is a new collection of adult readers which help learners to discover contemporary francophone literature, for levels A2 and B1. Audio recordings are available to download for free on the collection's website as well as additional resources and biographies to help with study of the texts in the classroom.
A retelling of Arthur Schnitzlers' Novelle. Nineteen year old Else is on holiday in the Italian Alps when she receives an urgent letter from her father. He needs 30000 Gulden immediately and wants her to ask an aquaintance of the family - the elderly and rich Herr von Dorsday who is also on holiday in the Alps if he will lend them the money.
Forms part of the Leichte Literatur series of readers that take the central characters and themes from classic works and retell them in a format accessible to language learners and that can act as the first step to reading German literature in its original text.
Aprende Espaņol con.. is a series of graded readers for adolescents based on popular television series or films, which have been adapted by experienced teachers to comply with the CEFR. The stories have been carefully selected to suit the interests of young people today, designed to attract students to reading in Spanish. These innovative readers each start with an introduction to the key characters and places and a section presenting some facts related to the story can be found at the end. Each reader also comes with an audio-CD containing the full text recorded and there are some short exercises to test the student's overall understanding of the text.
Dylan Dog is no ordinary private investigator... he specialises in the undead and all things supernatural. In this volume the famous 'nightmare investigator' must confront the mysterious Dr. Xabaras in an attempt to foil his diabolical plan to transform the population into...the living dead.
Imparare l'italiano con i fumetti is a series of readers for adults and adolescents, which takes original Italian comics - popular both in Italy and around the world - and adapts them for intermediate level students of Italian language (CEFR level B1-B2). The series introduces a wealth of diverse vocabulary, supporting students' comprehension with a range of activities which accompany the story. Each volume includes contextual information about the original comic, author and illustrator and provides an overview of each of the main characters with detailed full-colour illustrations throughout.
This reader provides a shortened version of Lev Tolstoy's famous story of Anna Karenina, specifically adapted for Russian language learners at B2 level.
The Классное Чтение series makes popular Russian literature accessible to those with A2, B1 or B2 level Russian. Each book includes commentaries, comprehension exercises and fun facts about each author.
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