May 3, 2018
by Nora Nagy
0 comments

“The more, the merrier”: extensive reading in the classroom

The more I talk to my students and colleagues, the more I am convinced that good readers make good language learners across the skills. One recent and somewhat surprising discovery was that some students credit their excellent pronunciation to the … Continue reading

August 29, 2017
by Nora Nagy
Comments Off on Three new term reading resolutions

Three new term reading resolutions

We, teachers know that the real beginning of the new year is the beginning of the new term. August and September are months of transition, when we are still relaxed after the holidays, but also getting ready to embark on … Continue reading

April 21, 2017
by Nora Nagy
Comments Off on Think multilingually on English Language Day

Think multilingually on English Language Day

It would feel right to write English ‘Languages’ Day as I start thinking about English Language Day, which is celebrated on the National Day of England, Saint George’s Day, April 23rd. The English language has expanded both geographically and conceptually so … Continue reading

November 24, 2016
by Nora Nagy
Comments Off on Key Figures in Education 2: Zoltán Dörnyei

Key Figures in Education 2: Zoltán Dörnyei

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on reasearch from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading

October 4, 2016
by Nora Nagy
Comments Off on Key Figures in Education 1: Lev Vygotsky

Key Figures in Education 1: Lev Vygotsky

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on reasearch from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading