Course Description

This is the first of three courses on how to write Graded Readers. This first one is an introduction which takes you up to writing a proposal.  The  second course will look at the process of writing- the editorial process, working with wordlists and simplifying and adapting. Finally, the third course will help you to learn how to write original learner fiction.

What are learners saying?

5 star rating

Very good and useful introduction. I enjoyed the gamifica...

Amina Douidi

4 star rating

Getting the Basics

Rosemarie Brefeld

The introduction gives readers a beginning look at what graded readers are.

The introduction gives readers a beginning look at what graded readers are.

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4 star rating

Great introduction!

Rebecca Elliott

Course Author

Course Author

Sue Leather

Sue Leather is an ELT Consultant, Trainer and Writer. She is Director of Sue Leather Associates, an ELT Consultancy group which supports international ELT projects, both face-to-face and online. Sue has also written some 30 graded readers with publishers such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Cengage/National Geographic. She won the Language Learner Literature Award in 2005 for her reader Dead Cold and has been nominated twice. She is a board member of the Extensive Reading Foundation. ​An enthusiastic proponent of extensive reading, she has talked to teachers about using graded readers around the world.