Here’s some good news for learners of the English language, teachers of younger students, and anyone who wants to read about complex ideas in basic language.

The Simple English Wikipedia is for everyone! That includes children and adults who are learning English.

Wikipedia has a project called the Simple English Wikipedia which already has 55,575 articles about everything you can imagine. The subjects may not be simple, but the language they use to talk about them is.

To get you started, here are some very good articles and a guide to writing articles in Simple English (which could be very helpful for teachers, learners, and aspiring wiki contributors).

Language students should remember that although it may be tempting to write using the most complicated words you know in your new language, most speakers and readers are used to simpler language. Keeping it simple will make you easier to understand, and make general communication much…simpler.