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is a portal for teachers and learners of
English as a
foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL). Our main
aim is to offer a range of free
resources for teachers and English Language Learners
(ELLs). These resources include:
a selection of articles and short stories in graded
English, accompanied by vocabulary notes and ideas for the
(b) thematic crosswords in graded English, and other
(c) clear explanations of the main points of
grammar, syntax and other aspects of language; and finally
pages with information for teachers and students of English as a
foreign language, including studying English in England, choosing an
English language school, the story of English, and more.
in 1980 - Linguapress began life as an independent EFL (English
as a Foreign Language) publisher
and bookshop based in France. Linguapress
EFL newsmagazines, published from 1980 to 2001, had readers in high
and further education all
over Europe, notably in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria,
Switzerland and Norway... and as far away as Japan and Mongolia. In the
pre-Internet era, before the World Wide
Web put worldwide news in any language into every school at the click
of a mouse, Linguapress newsmagazines in graded English offered
teachers and students the unusual ability to keep abreast of the
current affairs from the English-speaking countries. Linguapress.com
was set up in 1998 to republish and develop "best of" resources from
archives, add new material, and make it available to teachers and
While a lot of the material initially published between 1980
and 2001 in Linguapress magazines was current-affairs based, and is now
largely outdated, the magazines also published a large collection of
background and cultural articles on life and issues in the English
speaking countries – not to mention word games and crosswords
and a number of original short stories.
of articles, together with the classroom teaching material
to accompany it, is the bedrock of the new Linguapress.com.
Click here for information on contributing
of LInguapress material for classroom use.
Feel free to copy pages from Linguapress for use in your
class: but please note the following points.
Please make a link to Linguapress.com from your
personal or institutional website, to acknowledge the source.
the EU, in all schools declaring the source of polycopied
material within the framework of European
educational copyright agreements, any
copying of articles from this site for use in the classroom, must be
attributed to Linguapress, France. In France, copying is declared by
schools to the Centre
Francais d'Exploitation du Droit de Copie, or CFEDC.
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