Napa County: Easy English Times aims to improve adult literacy

From Napa Valley Register

“There are students the world over who, when they want to learn how to read in English, turn to a Napa-based publication, Easy English Times.For two decades, Easy English Times has been used as an important “real life” resource in literacy and English programs. The eight-page newspaper is printed 10 times a year and is distributed all over the world.The Easy English Times includes articles about current events, life skills and citizenship, and it even showcases student writing. The pieces are written at varying levels of difficulty in order to accommodate a wide array of readers.Publisher Betty Malmgren started the newspaper along with a few others after realizing that there were English as a Second Language classes that were using outdated and expensive textbooks.”