Teen Vogue

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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.

 

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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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