Newsademic is a fortnightly international newspaper and associated website, which is written and edited for students learning English as a second language. The newspaper features the top international news stories that have made headlines during the previous two weeks.
The publication is rapidly increasing in popularity and language teachers in over 55 countries already use the newspaper and accompanying worksheet activities. Newsademic Founder Stephen Bradley told us: “Many English language teachers have said they consider it a hugely valuable resource with word selection and explanations pitched very much at a level that their students are able to understand.”
As well as current affairs the newspaper includes articles on science, archaeology, nature, history, geography, religion, literature, economics, and environmental issues recently featured in the mainstream news. Newsademic does not carry advertising, and nor does it feature articles about television, sport, computer games, pop music, or celebrity culture. A popular feature is a world map included in each issue which highlights the countries featured in the news stories in each issue of the newspaper.
One huge advantage is that articles featured in the newspaper reflect no political or religious bias. Stories are reported factually and every attempt is made to feature both sides of any situation in which opinions differ.
Another reason for its popularity in the ELT industry is that school subscribers are able to arrange subscriptions whereby both PDF and HTML versions of the newspaper are available to students via the school intranet. School subscribers are also permitted to make as many photocopies of the newspaper as they wish for use within their own school premises.
Each issue of the newspaper is accompanied by a set of (optional) Classroom Activities. These are produced in two separate levels, both of which contain exercises based on stories featured in the newspaper.
Whether you are an individual or represent an institution, Newsademic is currently offering a two month free trial with no payment details required, unless you choose to subscribe to the publication when the two months are over. To sign up for the trial, simply go to www.newsademic.com/promo/bebc and fill in your details. Once you’ve signed up and had a look at your first issue, let us know what you think!