National Geographic Learning Wins Language Learner Literature Awards from Extensive Reading Foundation

Titles Recognized as Outstanding Language Education Materials

BOSTON, Nov. 14, 2016 — National Geographic Learning, a Cengage company, has been awarded two 2016 Language Learner Literature (LLL) Awards from the Extensive Reading Foundation for graded readers in English. The Extensive Reading Foundation’s Annual LLL Awards aim to support the development of language learner literature in English, and to encourage extensive reading in language education.


“Receiving recognition as Language Learner Literature Award recipients reaffirms our commitment to providing high quality, engaging language education materials that support student success and build confidence,” said Dennis Hogan, General Manager, Global ELT, Cengage. “Our products are developed to engage and encourage students to achieve their goals, and we are honored to be recognized by the Extensive Reading Foundation.”


National Geographic Learning 2016 LLL Award-winning titles include:



  • The Lift by Julian Thomlinson – Adolescent & Adult: Beginner


The Extensive Reading Foundation is an unaffiliated, not-for-profit organization that supports and promotes extensive reading in language education. The foundation’s Language Learner Literature Awards recognizes graded readers published in the previous year for their outstanding overall quality and likely enduring appeal. Titles are nominated by publishers and an international jury selects the winning books in six categories, taking Internet votes and student and teacher feedback into consideration. For more information on the Language Learner Literature Awards, visit:


About Cengage and National Geographic Learning
Cengage is the education and technology company built for learners. The company serves the higher education, K-12, professional, library and workforce training markets worldwide. National Geographic Learning, a Cengage company, is a provider of quality core and supplemental educational materials for the PreK‐12, adult education and ELT markets. Cengage Learning and National Geographic Learning distribute a variety of content from the National Geographic Society to the academic and library markets worldwide. Visit us at or