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April 12, 2011

Popcorn Readers available in Japan from June

Teaching-English-in-Japan-Education-ScholasticPopcorn" RIC Publications, the exclusive distributor of the Scholastic ELT Readers in Japan, has announced the June release in Japan of Popcorn ELT Readers, a brand new series of low-level, graded readers based on Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Ice Age and the Mr Bean animations, amongst others.

The readers are targeted at beginners and are available at three levels: Early Beginner (200 headwords), Mid Beginner (250 headwords) and High Beginner (300 headwords). According to Scholastic, "The syllabus and headword lists have been carefully designed and present a gradual but steady progression from level to level. Each title comes with free online teachers’ notes, full of practical suggestions and tips to help teachers get the most out of each reader."

John Moore, president of RIC commented: "After all the field work and piloting that has been done on this series, it will be wonderful to see the books in the hands of students in Japan. We have had a tremendous reaction to the Scholastic ELT Readers and are expecting a similar response to the Popcorn ELT Readers. Who can resist such memorable characters as Shrek, the Ice Age team and the lovable but cool Kung Fu Panda?"

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