In this post, I would like to suggest a magazine that I’ve been reading for the last years to practice languages. If you are the kind of person who loves interesting topics and is more attracted to short and simple articles than long books or complicated newspaper stories, this magazine will be a perfect match for you!
Reader’s Digest is an American general-interest family magazine, published 10 times a year. The magazine was founded in 1922 by DeWitt Wallace and Lila Bell Wallace. For many years, Reader’s Digest has been one of the best-selling consumer magazines in the United States.
Global editions of Reader’s Digest reach an additional 40 million people in more than 70 countries, via 49 editions in 21 languages. The periodical has a global circulation of 10.5 million, making it the largest paid-circulation magazine in the world.
It is also published in Braille, digital, audio, and a large type called “Reader’s Digest Large Print”. The magazine is compact, with its pages roughly half the size of most American magazines. You can find both Canadian versions “Reader’s Digest” (in English) or “Sélection” (in French) in most supermarkets and drugstores here in Canada for about $5 each. Most of the articles are also available on its website for those who prefer reading it online.
As it has been translated in many languages, it can help language learners to expand their vocabulary and learn about interesting things related to each country’s culture.
It’s perfect for students from beginner to intermediate levels and for those who complain that they don’t have any time to read.
I’m sure you can find some time to enjoy reading an article a day at least to improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension in a natural and pleasant way.
If you are language student or teacher like me, you will be amazed by what this magazine can offer!
If you are studying Portuguese, you can access the Brazilian version HERE or the Portuguese version HERE.
I hope you like this suggestion and enjoy this magazine like me!