Simple English Wikipedia: an easy-to-read online encyclopedia

Wikipedia-logo-simpleWikipedia is a wonderful resource for learning, but the language used can be too complex for young readers, or those for whom English is a second language.

That’s where the Simple English Wikipedia  can help. You’ll find it at

Articles in the Simple English Wikipedia use fewer words and easier grammar than the ordinary English Wikipedia. The Simple English Wikipedia is also for people with different needs, such as studentschildrenadults with learning difficulties, and people who are trying to learn English. Other people may use the Simple English Wikipedia because simple language helps them to understand unfamiliar topics or complex ideas. Source

The Simple English Wikipedia has been created by, in effect “translating” normal English Wikipedia pages into simpler language. There aren’t Simple English versions of every page, but with over 100,000 articles it still has articles on a wide range of topics.

Why not give it a try?