resources for the ESL or ESOL class - English for speakers of other
Printing documents from the Linguapress archive of graded
On screen or on paper
Most graded English documents in
the LInguapress archive began life on paper. Linguapress newsmagazines
were used in schools in many parts of Europe for over two decades
before the Internet came along and provided teachers with a wealth of
material at the click of a mouse.
When Linguapress first began putting resources on line in 2002, the
Internet was in its infancy, and technology was not what it is today.
It was text only, and there was no way to adapt the resources we put up
online to make them easy to print; besides, that was not the aim. If
teachers wanted to use our resources in class, there was always the
option of copy and paste, and make your own document for your students.
Things have changed, and today Internet teaching resources can be much
more than just pages to view on a PC. With this in mind, the
Linguapress archive is being upgraded and updated to make our ESL
resources not just "cross-platform" and "responsive" - meaning that
they can be viewed equally well on a PC, a laptop or even a smart
phone; but also easy to print.
Pages on which you see the "Printer-friendly
document : click to print
button (as on this page, top left) can be printed out by simply
clicking the button. This
will print out just the actual article, plus the student
worksheet and teacher notes. Nothing else.
In as many cases as possible this will produce classroom-ready
documents, with the article, the student worksheet and teaching tips
all printing on separate pages.
However, since there is not complete
standardisation between Internet browsers, the result will be slightly
different depending on the browser you use. Linguapress's
"printer-friendly documents" are optimised for the Firefox
which is generally popular in the world of education. They will print
with the printer options set to show colour, and at 100%. They will
also print with the printer options set to "shrink to fit" and in black
They will also print well from the Chrome
however, the Chrome browser does not support the "page-break"
instruction, so for many documents the student worksheets simply print
at the end of the article, as seen on the screen, instead of starting a
In due course, all of the Linguapress reading resources will be made
In the meantime, most other articles will print successfully as a
printed version of what you see on the screen – complete with
the side columns.
Linguapress Grammar pages
are specifically designed for viewing on-screen : they are
all mobile-compatible, so students can view them
on smartphones as easily as on a PC in the classroom. While
designed to be printed, they can be printed using the Chrome browser.
They should be printable using other browsers by the end of 2015.