A print and online resource that has helped learners improve their English skills since 1982.


A newspaper for learners

Each month local, national and international news stories are adapted for people improving their English language skills.

3 reading levels to choose from

The articles in the Westcoast Reader are labelled with Level 1, Level 2 or Level 3 book icons. The levels are comparable to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 2 to 6.

Teachers’ notes with each issue

Teachers’ Notes are available for each issue. A learning resource, each contains exercises and activities based on the issue. They also contain discussion topics and additional resources. An answer key is included.

Delivered to your door

We’ll mail your print copies of The Westcoast Reader at the beginning of each month.

Access to PDF files

Subscribers have access to digital PDF files of all The Westcoast Reader newspapers and Teachers’ Notes.

Search articles by topic

Each month additional online articles are added. These may include audio or video files, online exercises and extra resources. You can search by topic and level.