News sites in English

Over the past week I have had a number of students asking me about the best places to read the news in English online. That’s when I realised that I didn’t have a page on English for University. Com helping students to find news sites in English so – time to start one! Of course once I started to look for news sites and online newspapers to link to, I just spent hours following links and browsing around the world! You could almost say that we are spoilt with choice because of the huge number and variety of news sites available. (And yet when I watch a film on TV in the evening they still sometimes put The News in the middle of it as though if I miss that particular news programme I won’t be able to get my news from anywhere else!!) If you want to know what’s happening around the world, why not kill two birds with one stone and read the news in English so you get your information and you improve your English skills at the same time. Many people think that this unconscious language learning which takes place whilst you are actually focusing on the content of what you are reading rather than the grammar is very important to language acquisition. At the risk of reinventing the wheel here are some suggestions for getting your news in English.