Literacy for Active Citizenship readers

Learning Unlimited’ s readers for Active Citizenship are the first signs of spring in the barren landscape of resources for low level ESOL learners. While remaining grounded in real life situations, the stories have the ability to challenge, surprise and frequently amuse/raise a smile. With photos, attractive illustrations and well-constructed graded activities, they should be on every ESOL booklist.
Jenny Roden ESOL specialist and NATECLA co-chair from 2015 -2018

The Active Citizenship and English (ACE) project, supported non-EU women to develop their skills and confidence in English as well as the knowledge and confidence to take an active part in everyday life in the UK. As part of the project we produced a series of readers for our learners, and other adults also settling in the UK, which include stories about funny, personal and less typical aspects of everyday life in the UK.


These books were written by learners and volunteers on the ACE project and the supporting activities have been developed by the Learning Unlimited team. In June 2016, the Literacy for Active Citizenship readers won the ELTon award for Innovation in learner resources.

They can be ordered in any combination and are priced individually at £4.95, any 12 books will cost £53.45 (a saving of 10%) and any 26 books will cost £109.40 (a saving of 15%). To order individual books, use the links below; for larger orders, please download and complete this order form.

The books are ideal for mixed level groups, with two graded versions of each story.