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  • MaureenQC
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    9 March, 2016 at 10:09
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    I have a lower intermediate English student who is looking for reading material for her level. Her reading preferences are spiritual journeys, fictional or real voyages of personal discovery, philosophical, etc.

    As I don’t share her preferences, I am at a loss to direct her to books for her ESL reading level on these subjects. Any suggestions?

    Thanks

    Briona
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    13 March, 2016 at 9:54
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    Hi there,

    The first book that springs to mind is Paulo Coehlo’s “The Alchemist”, but although it’s available as a reader, I think it would be too challenging for a low intermediate-level student.

    My advice to students is always to find a book they enjoy in their own language, and then source the same (perhaps as a graded reader) in English. That way, they can focus on the language rather than struggling with the story.

    Hope that helps.

    Briona

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