Is it OKAY for an adult ESL Learner to practice their English by reading CHILDREN’S BOOKS?

AIYSHAH'S ENGLISH PAGE

chil

There are many schools of thought on this one. I want to lay down the pros and cons then give you my opinion on it. And may I say it is only my opinion.

Pros Cons
Children’s books use easy language. Children’s books are not targeting ESL language and often use complicated grammar that only native speakers use.
Children’s books often have an easy to follow story. Children’s stories may not hold the attention of the adults because they are ‘children’s’ stories.
Children’s books are cheap to buy. Children’s books may be cheap but are read quickly and then thrown away, so could be a waste of money.
Children’s books often have pictures to help the reader understand the meaning. Pictures can be useful for ESL students, but again, the story is for children and the pictures also may not be of interest to the adult reader (saying that I…

View original post 287 more words

Advertisements

5 thoughts on “Is it OKAY for an adult ESL Learner to practice their English by reading CHILDREN’S BOOKS?

  1. It has been recommended to me that it is good learning practice to read teen fiction in one’s target language. It is challenging, but also interesting. But of course, not very useful for beginners.

  2. One of the most underrated sources that I have bumped into are comic strips. They are great resources for natural conversational phrases and language in a real and easily discerned setting. I have used Garfield a great number of times, as well as Calvin and Hobbes.

  3. Pingback: Age Appropriateness | Keokeo English Tuition

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s