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Volte
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 Message 1 of 36
05 March 2010 at 9:12pm | IP Logged 
Because this topic is valuable enough to deserve its own thread, and because it would swamp the free ebook thread, I've started a new thread for it.

More suggestions for free graded readers are welcome.

For other types of material, see the List of resources list.


Graded readers / texts for beginners

translator2 wrote:
Beginning Arabic Reader

The aforementioned Arabic Reader is with audio and discussed in the thread Online Arabic Reader with audio files.

An Italian Reader Consisting of Choice Specimens from the Best Modern Italian Writers (1891)

MmeFleiss wrote:
According to the Google Books FAQ, any books in full book view mode are out of copyright, and those are the only ones I picked.

They can all be downloaded in PDF format. For the Google Books links, look at the top right of the page for the link.


Note that while all of the following google books links are old enough to be public domain, only some of them are showing up correctly in full book view mode for some people, for reasons unknown.

MmeFleiss wrote:

Some more Italian Readers:
An Italian Reader: With Notes and Vocabulary
A Reader of the Italian Language
An Italian Reader of Nineteenth Century Literature


MmeFleiss wrote:

I'm not sure all of the ones listed below are necessarily graded, but they are meant for beginners.

French:
Preparatory French Reader
A French Reader
Livre des enfants pour l'étude du français, Book 1
Minimum French Grammar and Reader
A French Reader
Leon Delbos - French Readers

Spanish:
An Elementary Spanish Reader
A Progressive Spanish Reader
First Spanish Reader and Writer
A Phonetic Spanish Reader
An Elementary Spanish-American Reader
Spanish Reader of South American History
Easy Spanish Reader
A Spanish Reader for Beginners
Elementary Spanish reader: with practical exercises for conversation
A first Spanish reader: with questions and vocabulary
A Spanish Reader With Exercises



Chung's list of graded readers from ERIC.

Chung wrote:
Authentic texts (including collections of lyrics) and graded readers from ERIC.


- Albanian:

Albanian. Supplementary Reader, Vol. 1

Albanian: Basic Course. Supplementary Reader, Vol. 3

Albanian Song Book


- Amharic:

Intermediate Amharic Cultural Reader


- Arabic:

Arabic Songs

Moroccan Arabic Intermediate Reader, Part 1

Moroccan Arabic Intermediate Reader, Part 2


- Armenian:

East Armenian Reader


- Bengali:

Introductory Bengali Reader - An Introduction to Bengali, Part II


- Cantonese:

Chinese (Cantonese) as a Second Language Reader Level II

Chinese (Cantonese) as a Second Language Reader Level II: Student's Workbook

Chinese (Cantonese) as a Second Language Reader Level II: Teacher's Guide

Winter Festival (Cantonese Reader)

Story of the Ching Ming (Cantonese Reader)

The Moon Festival is Here (Cantonese Reader)

The Story of the Red Envelopes (Cantonese Reader)

Preparing for the Chinese New Year (Cantonese Reader)

Dragon Boat Festival Cantonese Reader


- Chamorro:

My Book of Chamorro Letters


- Czech:

Czech Basic Course: Folklore

Czech Basic Course: Songs of Czechoslovakia


- Dari / Farsi / Persian:

Dari Newspaper Reader. Vol. 1

Persian Basic Course: Skits and Supplementary Reader

Persian Basic Course: Volume IX. Reader. Let's All Live Better

Persian Basic Course: Persian-English Glossary and Notes for Advanced Reading

Persian. Reader 1: Area Background


- Finnish:

FSI Finnish Graded Reader


- French:

French Basic Course: Supplementary Material. Song Book

Je voyage au Canada (French Reader)

Chez Nous: Mon village (French Reader)

Chez Nous: Ma famille (French Reader)

Les Acadiens (French Reader)

Mon pays: Ma forêt (French Reader)


- Greek, Modern:

Greek: Intermediate Reader


- Hebrew:

Newspaper Hebrew Reader: Volume 2, Part I.

Newspaper Hebrew Reader: Volume 2, Part II.

Modern Hebrew Literature Reader for Advanced Students Vol. 1

Modern Hebrew Literature Reader for Advanced Students Vol. 2


- Hindi:

FSI Hindi Basic Reader

A Basic Hindi Reader

A Premchand Reader (Premchand was a writer of short stories in Hindi)

Advanced Hindi Reader in the Social Sciences


- Hungarian:

Hungarian Graded Reader


- Indonesian:

Indonesian Basic Course: Volume XIV. Outline of History

Indonesian Basic Course: Volume XVI. Supplementary Reader

Indonesian Basic Course: Volume XVII. Readings in Social and Political Problems

Indonesian Newspaper Reader

Indonesian Song Book


- Korean:

Korean Intermediate Course. Selected Newspaper Articles

Korean Advanced Course: Volume V. (a graded reader despite the lack of a descriptive title)


- Latin:

A Latin Reader for Children in the Fifth Grade


- Mandarin:

Chinese Mandarin Advanced Course: Newspaper and Periodicals Reader

Chinese Mandarin Advanced Course: Glossary for Newspaper and Periodicals Reader

Pyx wrote:
Rofl! The Chinese reader is in traditional and HANDWRITTEN :D Not cursive, but still handwritten. But the real funny thing is this: The glossary doesn't list the characters, but the TELEGRAPHIC CODES of the characters! Now that's helpful! ;)

PS: that being said, not all articles are handwritten, and after the articles there's a vocabulary section which thankfully does show the characters (AND the codes..)



- Marathi:

Marathi Reader


- Panjabi/Punjabi:

Panjabi Reader Level 1

Panjabi Reader Level 2


- Pashto:

Pashto Reader (original)

Pashto Reader (transcriptions)

Pashto Reader (notes)


- Polish:

Reading Authentic Polish, Volume I.


Reading Authentic Polish, Volume II.


- Portuguese

Portguese Basic Course: Military Reader, Lessons 1-20


- Quechua:

Ayucucho Reader - Ayucucho is a Peruvian town

Cochabamba Reader - Cochabamba is a Bolivian town


- Romanian:

Our Language is a Treasure


- Russian:

Russian Basic Course: Reader, Volume II


- Somali:

Reading in Somali: An Elementary Cultural Reader Vol. I

Reading in Somali: An Elementary Cultural Reader Vol. II


- Tagalog:

Advanced Tagalog Reader


- Telugu:

Graded Readings in Newspaper Telugu - Preliminary Edition

Graded Reader in Modern Literary Telugu - Preliminary Edition

Glossaries for Graded Readings in Newspaper Telugu and Modern Literary Telugu - Preliminary Edition


- Thai:

Thai Reader


- Turkish:

FSI Turkish Graded Reader available


- Ukrainian:

Collage 1 Reader Guide

Conflict: A Reader

Conflict: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 1)

Deeds and Doers: A Reader

Deeds and Doers: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 1)

Decisions: A Reader

Decisions: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book & Answer Key (Collage 1)

In Days Gone By: A Reader

In Days Gone By: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 1)

Human Nature: A Reader

Human Nature: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 2)

Courage: A Reader

Courage: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book & Answer Key (Collage 2)

Fascination with the Unknown: A Reader

Fascination with the Unknown: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 2)

Relationships: A Reader

Relationships: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 2)

Laughter and Tears: A Reader

Laughter and Tears: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 3)

Two Paths: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 3)

Just Imagine: Ukrainian Intermediate-Advanced Level Activity Book and Answer Key (Collage 3)

Tsikave: zbirka tekstiv (It's Interesting: A Reader). Collage 3: A Ukrainian Language Development Series.

Uiavy sobi...: zbirka tekstiv (Just Imagine...: A Reader). Collage 3: A Ukrainian Language Development Series.

Dva shliakhy: zbirka tekstiv (Two Paths: A Reader). Collage 3: A Ukrainian Language Development Series.


- Urdu:

Readings in Literary Urdu Prose

Readings in Urdu - Prose and Poetry


Edited by Volte on 07 May 2010 at 6:31pm

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05 March 2010 at 9:57pm | IP Logged 
Awesomeness!

I know of lots of readers, but no free ones.
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05 March 2010 at 10:40pm | IP Logged 
Sprachprofi wrote:
Awesomeness!

I know of lots of readers, but no free ones.


Not even with textkit and Latin? It would be interesting to know if you could find anything you approved of there.


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 Message 4 of 36
06 March 2010 at 12:36am | IP Logged 
I'm not sure all of the ones listed below are necessarily graded, but they are meant for beginners.

French:
Preparatory French Reader
A French Reader
Livre des enfants pour l'étude du français, Book 1
Minimum French Grammar and Reader
A French Reader
Leon Delbos - French Readers

Spanish:
An Elementary Spanish Reader
A Progressive Spanish Reader
First Spanish Reader and Writer
A Phonetic Spanish Reader
An Elementary Spanish-American Reader
Spanish Reader of South American History
Easy Spanish Reader
A Spanish Reader for Beginners
Elementary Spanish reader: with practical exercises for conversation
A first Spanish reader: with questions and vocabulary
A Spanish Reader With Exercises

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06 March 2010 at 1:04am | IP Logged 
MmeFleiss wrote:
I'm not sure all of the ones listed below are necessarily graded, but they are meant for beginners.

French:
Preparatory French Reader
A French Reader
Livre des enfants pour l'étude du français, Book 1
Minimum French Grammar and Reader
A French Reader
Leon Delbos - French Readers

Spanish:
An Elementary Spanish Reader
A Progressive Spanish Reader
First Spanish Reader and Writer
A Phonetic Spanish Reader
An Elementary Spanish-American Reader
Spanish Reader of South American History
Easy Spanish Reader
A Spanish Reader for Beginners
Elementary Spanish reader: with practical exercises for conversation
A first Spanish reader: with questions and vocabulary
A Spanish Reader With Exercises


Added, thank you very much.

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06 March 2010 at 7:47am | IP Logged 
That's a fantastically impressive list of free readers but does anyone know of any free Italian readers?
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 Message 7 of 36
06 March 2010 at 1:40pm | IP Logged 
magictom123 wrote:
That's a fantastically impressive list of free readers but does anyone know of any free Italian readers?


A minute of googling turned up An Italian Reader Consisting of Choice Specimens from the Best Modern Italian Writers (1891). Glancing at it, it seems decent. Enjoy!


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Are those books on google books free? Can they be downloaded?


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