EFL Sensei – An Excellent Resource

If you’re a teacher looking for great lessons, you can find them here on our site by downloading the PDFs beside each English lesson (and don’t forget the audio too!).  You can also find some excellent English activities at EFL Sensei (www.eflsensei.com).  The thing I like most about this site is just how easy it […]

My That’s English – Blog

Here’s a great blog that will help you with English learning! My That’s English! (http://mythatsenglish.blogspot.com.es/) This blog always has great links and content!  There are extensive listening lessons that use youtube videos and there are some great quizzes.  If you are a student, you can probably learn English in a very fun and easy way using […]

The Story Behind the Site

If you’re at all curious about how the website came to be developed and why we offer free reading lessons, here’s some information. Dreamreader.net is the work of two English teachers who live and work in Japan. Neil Millington and Brad Smith are co-workers who were faced with a rather unique problem one day.  They […]

A Useful Site for Job Hunters!

Many of the users of our site are English teaching professionals so we’d like to make you aware of possible job opportunities in our field.  Here’s a great site called dreamtefl.com that posts job links for professionals.  Here’s what they have to say:   Dream TEFL (https://www.dreamtefl.com/) aims to connect great teachers with their dream jobs. […]

Welcome Back!

We want to say a big thank you to all the long-time users of our site and a huge welcome to all the new ones too.  Over the course of six months, dreamreader.net has grown and changed in many different ways.  We’ve been adding new material, categories, and courses to help learners in their quest […]

Another Year Draws To A Close…

As we inch closer to 2015, maybe it’s a good time for a bit of reflection about how far we’ve come in the last few months.  It seems like it was 10 years ago when we launched dreamreader.net with 25 academic free readings to start with.  We suspected it might be popular but we never […]

The New “Fun For All” Category

You may have noticed that we have a new category on our site called “Fun For All”.  We’ve put this section of readings up in an effort to reach a broader range of English learners.  It also represents a step towards having more extensive reading on the site alongside our existing collection of academic-style readings. […]

Environment Readings!

Our environment readings are now up for the week.  We hope you’ve had a chance to check them out for yourself. The reason we chose this particular topic is that it’s usually covered somewhere in every reading course at some point.  Lots of standard English tests also use this topic or vocabulary.  For example, if […]

Mobile Optimization

I wanted to take a little time out here to just talk about where the site is headed in terms of mobile optimization.  If you’re one of the many users who have visited our site with your smartphone or tablet, you may have noticed that some things aren’t really working.  Although it is true that […]

Three Good Reasons to Follow Us on Twitter

  I just started to use twitter a couple of weeks ago for the first time.  It was overwhelming and I didn’t know what to do.  I started off by embarassing myself a bit, using it to spam various channels without thinking about whether or not the content was really appropriate.  Now, I can say […]