To mark European Day of Languages on 26 September, our German, Spanish and French teachers each recommend a magazine you can access on PressReader to develop your language skills.
The University of Bath's PressReader subscription gives students unlimited free access to more than 7,000 of the world’s top newspapers and magazines, in 60 different languages.
German – Moira Govan
Do you want to get ahead on your German language learning journey? Fancy reading something in German but don’t know where to start? PressReader might just be what you’re looking for!
Through the PressReader digital news app, you can access popular German language newspapers and magazines in text and audio form.
"Deutsch perfekt" monthly magazine is specifically written for learners of German by journalists working for mainstream German publications. It includes the latest news, interesting cultural insights, entertainment, travel, sport, interviews and practical tips for everyday conversations and living in Germany.
Each text combines explanations of the German grammar, useful vocabulary and phrases. All texts are written according to clearly defined language levels (following the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages A1 – C2) from German Beginner to Advanced. So you can choose the level that suits you.
If you’d prefer to have your news read out to you to improve your listening and pronunciation skills, you can use PressReader’s audio feature. You can also read an English publication in German and check out the translation. With one click it will translate the original version into German.
Viel Spass beim Lesen und Zuhören!
Spanish – Asun Solano Torres
The Library’s PressReader service gives you free access to Spanish newspapers and magazines online and a wonderful opportunity to widen your Spanish vocabulary. It also comes with useful listening and translation functions.
"Muy interesante" is a Spanish monthly science and culture magazine. It has fascinating and well-researched, in-depth articles on a vast range of subjects, from scientific, artistic and historical perspectives. You’ll find features on natural wonders, history and prehistory and the latest scientific advancements. It also covers world affairs.
The writing is clear and accessible, so you can expect to pick up some shiny new vocabulary without getting too overwhelmed.
You’ll need a B1-B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level in Spanish to get the most out of "Muy interesante". Through the magazine, you won’t just be reading words in Spanish, you’ll be reading about things Spanish speakers nowadays find interesting.
French – Rachel Los
A quality French language weekly current affairs magazine, "Le Figaro Magazine" contains all the latest important news and politics, alongside great features on art, music, literature and more.
The articles provide insightful information and are written in an engaging yet serious manner and are accompanied by some stunning photography.
"Le Figaro Magazine" also covers French cinema, events, books, travel, motoring, puzzles, technology and in-depth interviews with famous people. Whatever your interests, you can be sure to find something in it for you!
"Le Figaro Magazine" is suitable for readers with an intermediate to advanced level of French. Accessing it on PressReader, you can use the translation option, and the audio tool to have it read out loud to you.
If you've got a favourite foreign language magazine or newspaper, please tell us about it in the comments!
Magazine cover images courtesy of PressReader.