Reading about Australia

My own students always have a great desire to know more about the country in which they find themselves.  However, the limitations of the English language skills and, in particular, of their English literacy skills, cuts them off from access to information that we, who have had a successful formal education in Australian schools, take for granted.

I also believe strongly that, to learn to read, you must read and read and read.  So I have generally combined the need to learn and practise reading with the legitimate and rational desire to learn about Australia.