Reading in a Foreign Language

Even for the best language students, reading in your target language can be difficult. Finding reading material that is at your level is half the battle.

There's a few ideas I have for TraveLingo/Teach Yourself a Language in the future; books and articles that contain both the target language and native language that you can read side by side, letting your brain to do the work, but I haven't been able to dedicate myself to them yet.

But, it turns out I wasn't the only one brainstorming alternative ways to approach foreign language reading! I recently found this amazing company that sells books along this premise, and I couldn't wait to share it with you guys here on the blog.

So without further ado... Introducing...

DiGlot's collection of books designed for reading in a foreign language. 

They have a few different bilingual versions of classic books. They all start out in English and slowly gain more foreign language words until at the end, it's no longer in English at all.

They have French and Spanish versions of Pride and Prejudice, Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes and Frankenstein, and they're always adding new titles and languages.

You can browse their collection of books at

And just because they love me over there, they gave me an exclusive discount just for all my readers :D Use the code TYAL20 and you'll get 20% off... You're welcome :)

Plus, if you're on Instagram, you can follow DiGlotSocial because they do a lot of giveaways and promotional stuff from there!

If you do try one of their book titles, come back and share your thoughts in the comment section! We would all love to hear about your experience reading in a foreign language.

Happy reading,

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  1. Hi Alison, Your blog is very interesting. You are right that learning a new language is something one cannot fast track but if the right environment and resources are there then it becomes easier to learn at a fast pace. Learning a new language is a ton of work. The process can be so overwhelming that you may not even know where to begin. But mastering another language can open up a lot of opportunities. I strongly believe that parents must start teaching kids at an early age for better and quick learning. The attitude of the learner, the time the learner spends with the language, and the learner’s attentiveness to the language are very important factors in learning a new language. Thanks for sharing a nice post.

    1. true, a new language brings so many new opportunities! It's a complicated process, no doubt. I'm glad you enjoyed the post and hope you keep reading and keep learning! :)

  2. We should look Spanish guide and learn Spanish online for beginners to discover the magic of the Spanish language with fun and engaging lessons delivered by native Spanish speakers to help you learn it naturally in the shortest possible time


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