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

January 31, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Extensive Reading Research: Language Development

Not only is reading the best hobby in the universe it is also one of the top ways to help develop literacy and language skills both in first and second language learners. As language teachers we need to encourage our … Continue reading

January 4, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Five Children and It in the 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 the students and much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

November 2, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 3: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

When we open a classical novel, we open the door to multiple worlds (historical, geographical, literary, psychological and philosophical) to explore. It is exciting to see what each title means to us, who the author is, how the books were … Continue reading