Teachers try to make ESL classrooms interactive and motivating, use modern technology, new devices, and abundant information resources. Almost every teacher discovers new ways and approaches in teaching the language. Many of them have their own manner of conducting the lesson. Those who include newspaper reading in their classes, look for useful resources and ways to use media. In our previous article, we have dealt with the topic of ways and resources to use Mass Media in the ESL classroom. And now we are going to represent the top list of English newspapers that can be applied in your classes.
|The New York Times|
|When speaking about the most popular English newspapers, The New York Times is probably the very first one that comes to our minds. It is an American newspaper that was founded in 1851 in New York City. The motto of the paper is “All the News That’s Fit to Print” and it appears in the upper corner of the front page. It has various sections ranging from World, U.S., Politics, Business to food and travel. Apart from reading the news, your students can also watch some of them on the video section, thus improving their listening skills as well. Another fascinating thing about this website is that it also provides a learning blog for not only native speakers but also ESL learners. It offers short articles and questions for discussion. If your students are really interested in this newspaper and want to follow its news, they can subscribe to the social pages of The New York Times: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.|
|The Washington Post|
|It is an American daily newspaper published in Washington D.C. It is mainly focused on national politics and the federal government. The newspaper goes hand in hand with the technology and makes every necessary effort to engage readers. It offers apps on Google Play and App Store to keep the readers updated. Here are the links to social websites: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.|
|It is a British daily national newspaper based in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register. The Times is the first paper to have that name, only after its appearance there came out many other papers around the world with the title of Times, such as the Times of India and the New York Times. The newspaper has special sections dedicated to Ireland, Scotland, money, travel, weekend, etc.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.
|The Sun is a tabloid newspaper and is published in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Firstly, in 1964 it was founded as a broadsheet. Five years later it became a tabloid. It is a perfect paper for sports and football fans, who can follow the latest news on this website. The newspaper also offers TV and Showbiz section with lots of interesting articles on this topic.Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.|
|It is the United Kingdom’s highest-circulation print newspaper. The free papers are handed out from Monday to Friday mornings on trains and buses, at railway stations and airports. Among the sections of the newspaper on its website, you can also find short videos. However, you should be careful while choosing a video, as some of them may contain rude words, verbal abuse, etc.
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram.