September 6, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Literacy and skills development in the English class

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘literacy’? In its simplest sense, being ‘literate’ means that a person is able to read and write texts, and has a reasonable level of education. Let’s reflect on the importance … Continue reading

September 1, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Making Videos in the Reading Class

This week we look at ways of using videos in the English language class and showcase a video-making project based on Helbling Readers and Young Readers. Videos are great resources as they provide a multi-sensory experience, while setting the context and characters and … Continue reading

January 26, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Literature of course!

When we discuss the importance of literature in the classroom, we all inevitably wish we had more time for reading. The benefits and relevance of literary texts and stories have been widely discussed in academic papers as well as on this blog. … Continue reading

October 7, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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From Pixel to Paper: Digital Opportunities in the Reading Class

The topic of the 24th IATEFL-Hungary conference was English for a Change. The organizers invited participants “to look at the way the medium, role and potential of English are developing and what that means for us teachers and ELT professionals”. … Continue reading

June 12, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Digital Literacy: Holiday Learning, Summer Apps

Are you teaching in a summer school? Do you have children you would like to motivate to learn during the holidays? Wonder how you should approach holiday learning? Holiday learning programmes  should be built upon very simple principles: fun, interactive, … Continue reading