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 first 20 titles in this series were produced as part of the Active Citizenship and English (ACE) project, (part funded by the EU European Integration Fund). The newest titles in this series were written by learners and volunteers from the Communities, Languages and Integration (CLIP) project (part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund). Both projects supported adult ESOL learners to develop their skills and confidence in English and to take an active part in everyday life in the UK.


Supporting activities for each title have been developed by the Learning Unlimited team. And in June 2016, the Literacy for Active Citizenship readers won the ELTon award for Innovation in learner resources.

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


This project is part funded by the EU Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.
Making management of migration flows more efficient across the European Union.