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An ESL Resource for preteen students!


Welcome to

Teacher for FriendsWorld
Two books stacked for FriendsWorld

What is FriendsWorld? It's a book written for preteens from other countries to teach them about life and culture in the U.S. 

What if my English isn't very strong? This book will help you! Each chapter has a reading guide in Spanish, Chinese, and Hindi. 

What's the book about? A family living in Washington, D.C. The narrator is a friendly 12-year-old girl named Joanie. 

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A boy character from FriendsWorld
Cartoon of Joanie Piper
A pet from FriendsWorld
An ESL student from FriendsWorld

Who is this book for? Anyone who'd like to read it (especially 10-14-year-old immigrant students arriving to the U.S.).

How does it work? Each chapter starts with a short summary, read it in your native language. Then read and listen to the chapter in English! 

Why was it written? Because people deserve to feel welcomed, included, and befriended when they arrive somewhere unfamiliar. 

An ESL student from FriendsWorld
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A boy ESL student from FriendsWorld

What can I expect? Twenty-three fun and awesome chapters that will deepen your understanding of colloquial English!

Hey, I've got a question!

Email and we'll answer it as soon as we possibly can.

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