There is no point in reading a long list of language learning tips that aren’t very interesting. Instead, why not give reading a try? It helps you learn a second language, but it also helps you use new words in your everyday vocabulary.
But there is a lot to think about when it comes to reading and learning a new language, especially for people who are learning English. Complex syntax, a maze of subtext, and a complex topic make it hard for second language learners to understand the language, let alone read this book. Literature is one of the best ways to learn a new language quickly and have fun at the same time (as a literature student, I vouch for it). The process is easier for an ESL student because there aren’t a lot of technicalities and theory that don’t apply.
To fall in love with reading in English, you need to find books with simple language, a clear plot, simple syntax, and an interesting theme. From now on, you won’t look back!
Matilda by Roald Dahl
To start, why not read a book about the power of reading? A heartwarming story about a little girl who learns to read at the age of three because her parents and brother always forget about her. She meets Miss Jenny, a kind-hearted schoolteacher, who listens to her even though she doesn’t want to.
The text is very easy to read and has a lot of great illustrations by Quentin Blake. This book will take you into the world of a five-year-old reader who reads a lot. Storytelling in this book is rich and interesting, and the plot will warm your heart and make learning the English language more fun, too. Most likely, this is one of the best books that you can start your never-ending journey to read.
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint Exupery
“The Little Prince” isn’t just a simple moral story at first glance. It’s about so much more. He learns important lessons about life and how to look with his heart instead of his eyes. The book is often called a “children’s book for adults.” This book was originally written in French. It has been translated into more than 10 languages, including English, and it is very good. There is no doubt that the simple words and text will make learning English a lot easier than the usual way.
As a book for kids, the language is simple and to the point. Other than that, it’s a great book for ESL students to look into and think about on their own. Having lessons that apply to everyone makes it much easier for people to read the book and see how they can apply them to their lives. Make sure you read this book! It will be the best thing you do when you start reading.
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
It turns out that Christopher is a 15-year-old boy who has autism. He goes on a quest to find out what happened to his dog and how he died. The way the book is written shows Christopher’s problems with normal communication and his ability to think logically. This makes the book easy to read and simple to understand. This book also makes people feel bad for people who have learning disabilities, and it introduces them to the kind of language and style that makes them want to read more. This is one of the few detective novels that amateurs can enjoy in terms of style and story.
The Adventures of Tintin
Everyone loves comic books, right? What better way to improve your English than to read a comic that is full of fun and adventure? Tintin is a fearless reporter who goes around the world to solve mysteries. His three best friends are his dog, his cat, and his cat. Captain Morgan, who is brash and sceptical, and Professor Calculus, who is smart but can’t hear.
Reading comics is a great way to learn English, and Tintin is a great choice. With comics, learning a new language isn’t a chore but a fun thing to do. If you want to learn English, you should read this book. It was written in French, but it has been translated into many languages, including English. There are a lot of different cases that he takes on, so you can spend your free time reading about them.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (and the entire series)
I know. I know that this book is used in almost every situation that you could think of. But it’s a book worth that. There are six books that are all about magic, adventure and heroism. This one was written by J.K. Rowling back in 1997 and it is the first in a series of six.
Book character Harry Potter is a wizard and has to start school at the age of 11. He has to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, the best school there. Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger become his best friends. They also fight with Draco Malfoy and Voldemort, who wants to kill him. The language is easy to understand and fun to read. To put the book down, you must finish the whole thing in one sitting. There’s no doubt that this book is one of the best ever written in English.
A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle
Two children and three witches go on an adventure that breaks the rules of time. People might find this interesting. It has been a long time since their father, Mr Murray, found a way to travel to another planet with the help of a tesseract that he built. Meg and Charles Wallace have been living without him ever since.
A group of kids and a group of three witches: Mrs What, Mrs Who and Mr Which go to the planet to look for their father. Meg’s classmate Charles joins them. They don’t know that the whole world is filled with bad things. Megan tells the story, which makes it simple and not very literary. It is easier to learn English when there aren’t a lot of complicated words and metaphors. This will make it easy to understand and get you excited about reading!
The Room on The Roof by Ruskin Bond
As a 17-year-old, Ruskin Bond wrote this book. He was living alone in the small town of Dehra. When you read the book, it will put you down in an imaginary meadow with tall pine trees, and the cool breeze will blow through your hair. Is this enough to get you to read this book? Maybe.
Orphaned Anglo-Indian boy Rusty flees from his tyrant guardian and finds a group of four other boys: Kishen, Somi, Ranbir and Suri. They give him shelter. He gets a job as Kishen’s English tutor and falls in love with his mother, the beautiful Meena. The book flies through his daily life and the adventures that he and his friends go on. The language is very simple and tells a story. For people who want to live in the hills and learn the English language, this is the best book.
Mieko and the Fifth Treasure by Eleanor Coerr
There are only 77 pages in “Mieko and the Fifth Treasure.” That makes it the easiest book on this list to read through. During the war, Mieko is sent to live with her grandparents. She is a very good calligrapher and artist who can write very well. As a bomb goes off, Mieko hurts her hand. Mieko is afraid that she will lose her talent and her “fifth treasure,” which is the beauty in her heart. To be happy, she needs this. This is also the source of her art.
In the book, she has trouble adapting to the school where the kids are mean to her, but her grandparents are patient and kind and help her to feel better. A kind-hearted boy named Yoshi, and his stern but affectionate aunt become good friends with her when they go to the same school. If you want to read a story that makes you feel good, you don’t need to look any further.
The Nancy Drew series by Carolyn Keene
I mean, I’m sure you’d like to read about a badass female detective who solves crimes with her mind. “Nancy Drew” is the best teenage detective when it comes to solving crimes and weird situations. It is the longest-running series, with 175 books being read by book lovers all over the world.
This mystery book series for ESL students has simple but interesting language and interesting cases for you to keep track of. Learning a new language will seem like a piece of cake with this book series. Start right away because you have a long and interesting way to get around with Nancy Drew.
Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
An old college professor, who is slowly dying from a degenerative nerve disease, sits down with a man who used to be his classmate. The man learns important life lessons from the professor. That kind of friendship that you might have had in the past with a great teacher is brought up again in “Tuesdays with Morrie.” This person could be a stranger you met on the bus, a teacher, a friend who is younger than you, or your mother. Written in simple dialogue, this book will help you understand more complicated moral questions that you might have. It will also be easy for you to understand and remember. This book isn’t one of those long, philosophical books that preach and preach and don’t seem to stop.