Literature for English Language Learners

Books are a great way to improve your English language level. They are a great source for vocabulary and grammar. They also show learners how the language works. Reading a book in a second language might feel like a big task for some people - a task that could be very time consuming and difficult. Therefore it's very important to begin with a book that you can read easily and enjoy, and will motivate you to read more in English.


Flight of the Doves by Walter Macken. 

This children's book was written in 1971 and is based in Ireland. It is the story of two young children who run away from an abusive uncle to live with their grandmother. Their journey takes them across the country. On this journey they meet many different people and find themselves in many situations, both good and bad.
The English in this book is easy, so it is a good book for pre-intermediate and intermediate level learners. It is also a good starting book for first time readers.




The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
This is a beautifully written book about a friendship between two young boys during the Holocaust. The language in the book is simple because the naivety of the children is an important theme in the book. However the story is not so simple, and it takes a very sad turn at the end. It is a popular book for English language learning readers, and it was the best seller in Spain in 2007 and 2008.
There is also a film of the book which was released in 2008.
This book is suitable for upper-intermediate level learners or for advanced level learners who are reading an English book for the first time.


The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

This book is a favourite in Solas English and we use it to practice reading skills with our students a lot. The book was written in 2003 and is a mystery story. The story is told from the perspective of a 15 year old boy with learning difficulties who describes himself as "a mathematician with some behavioural difficulties".  Because it is written from a young person's perspective, the language in the book is easy. Not only does this make this book an easy read, but the story is great and very engaging.
This book may be a little challenging for intermediate level learners, but intermediate level learners should be able to manage reading it. Upper-intermediate level English language learning readers should enjoy this book very much.


A Giant's Dream by Alan Fisher
Two folk cultures come together in this magical and mystical story. For a long time now, Ena would regularly enter Fionn's dreams and play his bodhran drum so the Giant couldn't sleep. As Fionn seeks revenge on this mischievous leprechaun, events spiral out of control. This story brings the two beautiful worlds and cultures of Ireland and japan together. Full of loveable characters, tales and twists, this book is an escape like no other. There are some cultural references and names that might confuse at the beginning, but the story is told by Fisher in a very simplistic way making it an easy read for strong intermediate English reading levels. The book is also published in the Japanese language which makes it ideal for dual-language reading for Japanese learners of English and vice-versa.

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Rates: Conversation €19.60 | General English and Cambridge Exam Preparation Classes €25.60 | IELTS Preparation, Academic Classes & Professional Skills €33 | Hello! My name is Deirdre, but you can call me Dee! Thank you for visiting my profile today. I am a native English speaker from the west of Ireland. I started teaching English in 2007 when I was travelling around the world. I fell in love with this career and went on to complete my Masters in Teaching English & Applied Linguistics in 2012. Since then I have been working with adults one-to-one and in groups in third level colleges and universities in classrooms and online. Further information is available in my resume below. The classes I teach on Verbling are: ***Conversation Lessons - €19.60 - Relaxed, friendly and engaging environment to practice your speaking. - Topics that are engaging and interesting for you (you can choose!). - Materials prepared and sent before each class. - Lessons are 45 minutes long with written report after the lesson with summary of feedback and notes. - Correction and feedback during each lesson. - Introduction to language strategies to improve your speaking. ***General English (All levels) - €25.60 - Learn vocabulary and grammar according to your level. - Practice vocabulary and grammar in speaking (including pronunciation), listening, reading and writing. - Lessons follow a course structure (homework etc. included). - Lessons are engaging with a variety of activities. - Use of the Common European Framework for your progress. - All materials included (self-study, class activities, and complimentary videos and blog material). ***IELTS Preparation - €33 - Prepare for IELTS - reading, writing, listening, speaking. - Learn exam strategies. - Practice exam skills. - Become efficient and knowledgable of the exam through practice. - All materials included (self-study, practice tests, exam strategy activities). - Dedicated and hard-working teacher to get you the bands you need. ***Academic English (graduate and post-graduate levels) - €33 - Bespoke lessons for developing Academic English skills. - Proofreading of Academic Writing. ***Professional Skills - €33 - Are you preparing for an interview in English? - Do you need to make a presentation or sales pitch in your job? I can help you practice and prepare for your professional needs. In my classes: - I have the confidence and knowledge to answer all your difficult grammatical questions correctly. - I can help you with the pronunciation of sounds and words that are challenging by using the IPA and identifying other aspects of phonology. - I use a wide range of materials and sources, from accredited course books to specialised self-developed learning aids. - My main objective is to help you develop effective communication skills in the English language. When you study with me, you will have: - free language level placement test. - access to an online bank of self-study materials to compliment your classes. - links to a blog with downloadable notes. - decks to learn vocabulary and idioms. - interesting and up-to-date blog articles to read about developing your English language skills. Please book a trial lesson to begin or send me a private message. - I hope to hear from you soon. Dee
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Rates: Conversation €19.60 | General English and Cambridge Exam Preparation Classes €25.60 | IELTS Preparation, Academic Classes & Professional Skills €33 | Hello! My name is Deirdre, but you can call me Dee! Thank you for visiting my profile today. I am a native English speaker from the west of Ireland. I started teaching English in 2007 when I was travelling around the world. I fell in love with this career and went on to complete my Masters in Teaching English & Applied Linguistics in 2012. Since then I have been working with adults one-to-one and in groups in third level colleges and universities in classrooms and online. Further information is available in my resume below. The classes I teach on Verbling are: ***Conversation Lessons - €19.60 - Relaxed, friendly and engaging environment to practice your speaking. - Topics that are engaging and interesting for you (you can choose!). - Materials prepared and sent before each class. - Lessons are 45 minutes long with written report after the lesson with summary of feedback and notes. - Correction and feedback during each lesson. - Introduction to language strategies to improve your speaking. ***General English (All levels) - €25.60 - Learn vocabulary and grammar according to your level. - Practice vocabulary and grammar in speaking (including pronunciation), listening, reading and writing. - Lessons follow a course structure (homework etc. included). - Lessons are engaging with a variety of activities. - Use of the Common European Framework for your progress. - All materials included (self-study, class activities, and complimentary videos and blog material). ***IELTS Preparation - €33 - Prepare for IELTS - reading, writing, listening, speaking. - Learn exam strategies. - Practice exam skills. - Become efficient and knowledgable of the exam through practice. - All materials included (self-study, practice tests, exam strategy activities). - Dedicated and hard-working teacher to get you the bands you need. ***Academic English (graduate and post-graduate levels) - €33 - Bespoke lessons for developing Academic English skills. - Proofreading of Academic Writing. ***Professional Skills - €33 - Are you preparing for an interview in English? - Do you need to make a presentation or sales pitch in your job? I can help you practice and prepare for your professional needs. In my classes: - I have the confidence and knowledge to answer all your difficult grammatical questions correctly. - I can help you with the pronunciation of sounds and words that are challenging by using the IPA and identifying other aspects of phonology. - I use a wide range of materials and sources, from accredited course books to specialised self-developed learning aids. - My main objective is to help you develop effective communication skills in the English language. When you study with me, you will have: - free language level placement test. - access to an online bank of self-study materials to compliment your classes. - links to a blog with downloadable notes. - decks to learn vocabulary and idioms. - interesting and up-to-date blog articles to read about developing your English language skills. Please book a trial lesson to begin or send me a private message. - I hope to hear from you soon. Dee
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