Resources to practice your English


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Writing Aids


on Writing:

on English:

  • Native English for Nederlanders by Ronald van de Krol

To really start feeling comfortable in a foreign language, you've got to read a lot in that language. The following books are tried-and-true favorites that can help you get started reading in English.


Young Adult Literature isn't just for teenagers. It's a great way to break into reading in English for non-native speakers as well.

Lois Lowry, (Number the Stars, The Giver)
Suzanne Collins (The Hunger Games)
J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter)
Orson Scott Card (Ender's Game)
Markus Zusak (The Book Thief)
Madeleine L'Engel (A Wrinkle in Time)


Once you feel comfortable reading in English, try some of these more difficult books to develop your sense of style.

Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns)
Margaret Atwood (The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin)
Daniel Gilbert (Stumbling on Happiness)
Ian McEwan (Atonement, Sweet Tooth)
Anthony Burgess (A Clockwork Orange)
David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas, The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet)
Haruki Murakami (Norwegian Wood, The Wind-up Bird Chronicle)

Have you read a good book lately and want to recommend it for other English learners? Send me a message and I'll add it.