May 3, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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“The more, the merrier”: extensive reading in the classroom

The more I talk to my students and colleagues, the more I am convinced that good readers make good language learners across the skills. One recent and somewhat surprising discovery was that some students credit their excellent pronunciation to the … Continue reading

April 17, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Writing stories with Paul Davenport

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

April 11, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The Secret Agent in the English classroom

We are all aware of the benefits of extensive reading, but some of us may feel unsure about how to approach longer texts in class. How should we scaffold the reading for our students and how much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

February 21, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Linguistic diversity and multilingualism

On International Mother Language Day we invite you to think about the importance of your first or mother language. With this day UNESCO sets out to celebrate linguistic diversity and multlingualism, noting that ‘linguistic diversity is ‘increasingly threatened as more … Continue reading

February 1, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Turn over a new leaf in February

We are stepping into a new month, which is full of love, fun, and hopefully lots of reading and learning. The name of this month comes from the Latin februum, which means purification. It is also the month of Saint Valentine’s, colourful … Continue reading