New Penguin Kids Titles

Penguin Kids new titles 2013

I first reviewed this series here.

Just to recap, this is a fantastic resource for young beginners who are just getting started with graded readers. The books are extremely attractive and have interesting content. The levels start very low at level 1 (200 headwords) and only go up in jumps of 200 from there up to level 6 (1200 headwords).

I received the new titles for this year last week. Unlike last year’s releases, which were all based on Disney titles, this year’s books are a mixture of new Disney material alongside non-fiction content.

I really like the non-fiction books. They have big, attractive photographs and are interesting. I tried them out with some students yesterday (just put them on the desk as they came into class and let them read before we started) and I had difficulty getting them to put the books down so we could start the class! Always a good sign.

If you have a reading library for children or teenagers this series is well worth a look, especially now that it has its full 12 books per level.

Oxfort Teaching Workshop Series Fukuoka Feb 3 2013

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I’ll be presenting in Fukuoka again this Sunday, at the Oxford Teaching Workshop Series 2013.

I’m really excited about the topic: designing reading programs for young learners.

I’ll be on at 10:30 in the Tenjin Crystal Building. Please see the flyer for more details.

Kyushu (Fukuoka) ETJ Expo: Sunday December 9th, 2012

I’ll be presenting at the last ETJ Expo this Sunday, in my second-favourite city in Japan, Fukuoka.

The schedule for the event is here.

Directions to the venue are here.

Hope to see you there!

Tohoku (Sendai) ETJ Expo -Sunday December 2 at Tohoku Bunka Gakuen University

I’ll be presenting at the ETJ Expo in Sendai this weekend, talking about useful online resources to help students study more effectively.

The schedule for the event is here, and the map/directions are here.

My workshop is at 12:30 -hope to see you there!

Chubu (Nagoya) ETJ Expo -Sunday November 25 at Sugiyama Jogakuen University

I’ll be presenting at the ETJ Expo in Nagoya this weekend, talking about useful online resources to help students study more effectively.

The schedule for the event is here, and the map/directions are here.

Hope to see you there!

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