9 Multilingual News Websites For Reading Practice
Learners learn languages in many different ways, such as attending language classes, playing games or listening to audio. Whatever the methods are, they usually cover four aspects of language learning: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. Mastering only one or two of these is not enough because, in reality, we read, listen, speak, and write.
Some learners achieve rapid improvement in any combination of these aspects simultaneously and some other learners need more time to focus on each one at a time. I like to read and I always try my best to read every day in multiple languages, especially languages that I am seriously learning. My principle is that I need to practice reading and/ or writing more often when I do not practice much speaking and/ or listening. The purpose is to acquire a wider range of vocabulary.
Multilingual News WebsitesWikipedia has a list of multilingual news services, which comprises TV stations or newspaper that appear in various languages. That list might already give an abundant resource for reading practice, however, here I want to present some of my favorites and those not in Wikipedia‘s list.
Available in English, Polish, Italian, Portuguese, Catalan, Russian, Spanish, German, French, and many more.
Available in English, German, Arabic, Macedonian, Spanish, Malagasy, Russian, Bangla, and many more.
Available in French, Hausa, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Uzbek, Burmese, Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and many more.
|BBC World Service|
Available in Portuguese, English, Spanish, Chinese, Czech, Finnish, French, Greek, Dutch, and many more.
5. Dong Bei 东北网
Available in Chinese, English, Russian, Japanese, and Korean.
|Dong Bei 东北网|
Available in English, Japanese, French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Korean, and German.
|People Daily 人民网|
Available in Chinese, Albanian, Arabic, Belorussian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cambodian, and many more.
|China Radio International|
Available in English, Malay, Chinese, and Tamil.
Available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, and French.
|Radio Netherlands Worldwide|