October 9, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The audio experience: why and how to listen to graded readers

Have you ever listened to a good story? Most of us will say, ‘yes, of course’, and we will probably think about bedtime storytelling, something we much enjoyed as children. However, there’s another way of listening to stories, and even … Continue reading

June 23, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Ideas for intensive holiday courses: SKILLS PRACTICE

During the holidays your students have the opportunity to fine-tune their language skills and experiment with their creativity. How can you help them with this? If you are teaching a short course these months, you will have noticed that the last … Continue reading

March 10, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Book Club and Reading Games 9: Flashcard fun, Audio challenge, Spot the genre

Games, especially when they are done in a relaxing moment (or, on the other hand, when you want to shake things up a bit) can help you create memorable moments in the English classroom. You can dedicate some time to … Continue reading

February 4, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Read and Listen: Extensive Listening in the Reading Classroom

How can the combination of two receptive skills have a productive outcome? What are the benefits of focussing on improving our students’ listening fluency? How can we carry out extensive listening sessions in the classroom? One of the most difficult … Continue reading