July 21, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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All about adaptations: speaking and writing tasks to have fun with adaptations

This week we have been looking at various aspects of adapatations. This time we take a more practical approach and share some ideas on using and creating adaptations in the language class. Exploring differences: from page to screen Your students … Continue reading

January 25, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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To be or not to be: relativity in the language class

Have you seen the film Arrival (directed by Villenevuve, 2016)? Then you may share some of our musings today. Learning languages can save the world, and knowing languages deeply  can make you more important than any superhero. The two main characters in Arrival, … Continue reading

October 25, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Passionate about Pride and Prejudice

Elizabeth Bennet and Mr Darcy have become such familiar names for so many of us that we feel as if we know them and most likely our students do, too. Teaching with literature, and especially teaching with Jane Austen’s works is fun, just think of how entertaining, witty and … Continue reading

August 1, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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A Literary Trip to Yorkshire

“That was his most perfect idea of heaven’s happiness: mine was rocking in a rustling green tree, with a west wind blowing, and bright white clouds flitting rapidly above; and not only larks, but throstles, and blackbirds, and linnets, and … Continue reading

April 12, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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The Jungle Book in the cinemas and your classroom

The Jungle Book Disney film is going to hit cinemas worldwide in April, and the first reviews praise the film adaptation for its stunning visuals and the voices of excellent actors throughout the film. The story of Mowgli has been a successful … Continue reading