February 8, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Crafting stories and reading activities with Frances Mariani

In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they have over a hundred years of experience in teaching and writing so they can definitely … Continue reading

January 13, 2017
by Nora Nagy

Colour your days and your reading: a literary colour quiz

Do you ever feel blue? Do you easily see the silver lining? Have you ever felt green with envy? Colours convey so many different feelings and meanings that we could easily dedicate a series of lessons to English phrases and idioms … Continue reading

December 13, 2016
by Nora Nagy

Our Favourite Book Picks for 2016

Towards the end of this year we look back on our favourite reads of 2016. We asked some of the Helbling Team to share the books they enjoyed reading. Our selection ranges from picture books for children through science books, graded … Continue reading

November 9, 2016
by Nora Nagy

Three Projects to Explore the World of Robinson Crusoe

The story of Robinson Crusoe is a great adventure for teens and adults alike, and has been popular for almost 300 years now, with hundreds of adaptations, sequels, retellings, translations in all kinds of forms. It has been selected by … Continue reading