November 7, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Music for your Reading Class

There is a characteristic many students share: they like and listen to a lot of music, and will probably  have a favourite song. Why not take advantage of this and use music as an inspiration for creative reading activities? Have … Continue reading

July 16, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Using the illustrations in graded readers – practical ideas and activities

• For exam preparation: PET and FCE; TOEFL and IELTS Speaking and Writing parts • To improve critical thinking and comprehension skills • To improve storytelling techniques (written and oral) • For vocabulary development • To trigger cross-curricular projects (Art, … Continue reading

July 16, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Using the illustrations in graded readers – visualization

We learn and teach how to speak, write, read and listen in English, but we often forget that visual literacy and visualization is also an essential part of language education. The use of visual images not only facilitates the learning … Continue reading

June 25, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Meet the illustrator Lorenzo Sabbatini

There is a growing number of picture books, graphic novels and beautifully illustrated readers available in the English language teaching world. And here at Helbling Readers we firmly believe that the illustrations can help convey and consolidate meaning as well … Continue reading

June 24, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Reading in holiday courses – the fun factor

English courses run all year round. After the school term  intensive holiday courses have begun and we all know that they should be a little bit more fun, more relaxed, more entertaining than the standard school courses. As a teacher … Continue reading