Sterling has published this collection of classic novels abridged for young readers. The intention is to give them a sense of independence and the satisfaction of finishing a "grown-up" book. I bought the version which has two audio CDs included.
I think it's an interesting project. It helps to improve both reading and listening skills.
Listening and trying to understand a different language it's the first step in a new language world.
After that the student will have got enough self confidence to start speaking it.
Learning languages is magic!