May 3, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Storytelling with David Heathfield

Next in our interview series we have an exciting first today. At the recent IATEFL Conference in Glasgow, Maria Cleary, Helbling Readers Series Editor had the chance to sit down with David Heathfield to talk about the magical world of telling stories. … Continue reading

April 19, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Inspiring teachers: creative reading in Brazil

In this series we talk to inspiring teachers who use storytelling to set up creative projects, set up reading programmes, and use the arts and literature to develop their students’ language and literacy skills. We would like to share real examples … Continue reading

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

September 15, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Illustrating the Classics with Viola Niccolai

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

Hooked on Books: Drama in the ELT classroom with Susan Hillyard

August 18, 2016 by Nora Nagy | Comments Off on Hooked on Books: Drama in the ELT classroom with Susan Hillyard

Susan Hillyard

Susan Hillyard

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 give us plenty of advice and insight into the best practices. We talk about the importance and transformation of literary texts in education, we ask for genre and title recommendations as well as personal stories.

This month we talk to Susan Hillyard, the author of the latest resource book in our Resourceful Teacher series: English through Drama  Continue Reading →