Teen Vogue


As the title suggests, this is really only applicable to teenagers — or wannabes.  Once the students get to Level 4 or so, they’re inordinately interested in North American culture and what it’s like to be a teenager here.  The music, the clothing, and the relative freedom are the big draws.

Teen Vogue is a fine place to start.

This would be easiest to use with a group of girly girls, but there are a few articles applicable to all of the students: try under the My Life section.  There are also links to other interesting articles on the web.  Here’s a small selection:

School Advice (choose an article that might interest the kids)

The Harlem Shake (why should they be deprived of ridiculous internet memes? 🙂 )

Seven New Books to Read (keep them up-to-date with our literary culture)

Volunteering (a relatively foreign concept to those who spend their days memorising and doing worksheets)

…and, yes, they’ll know most of the cover models.



About theenglishmajor

Theoretically, I am an English tutor, but that doesn't quite cover the E.S.L., the literacy, the history, the geography, the religion and the creative writing I teach. Alternative education fascinates me; a good deal of modern society frustrates me; my B.A.Creative Writing was interesting, but raising two children to adolescence has taught me much more than anything else has or will.

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