Author, researcher and international trainer, Sabira Stahlberg, PhD, has written over twenty Easy to Read books and dozens of academic, popular science and fiction works. What inspires an academic and fiction author to write Easy to Read books?
The aim of Easy books is to support and encourage reading. Therefore both the book design and the pictures are simple and clear. The reader can fully concentrate on the text.
The step from the standardized language in a textbook to everyday spoken and written language could seems enormous. Easy to Read books can however bridge the gap between learning and using a language.
Teaching English to minority learners proved to be a challenge, especially when the learners had to get acquainted with new methods of learning at the same time.
My pupils in Bulgaria were used to a more traditional form of teaching. I wanted to propose my learning activities through new methodologies, which could motivate and inspire them.
My experience with Easy to Read books started a few years ago. I went to Bulgaria as a volunteer, helping minority pupils to learn English through new teaching approaches.
Now it is online! Edu Bokpil is our new website for extra materials.
We have collected materials and suggestions for tasks on a single website.
In my Swedish class at the university, we recently had a chance to explore the magnificent world of culinary arts through the book “The heart of the cook”. Inspired by the main character’s story I decided to share some of my thoughts about the words cooking and passion. By Petar Jocković
In these extraordinary times, we at Bokpil support distance learning by publishing two titles with tasks for free.
Teachers, pupils and parents are welcome to use the materials.
Many of Bokpil books discuss current topics such as climate change and pollution. In all our activities ecological consciousness and thinking are present.
Swedish radio’s Klartext recently published the news about the Serbian translations of Bokpil’s Easy Read books.
Bokpil has been nominated for the Vuoden Mesoaja competition in Finland.