August 29, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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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
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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
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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
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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

May 24, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Resourceful Reading Teachers 1: Four Resources Model of Reading in Action 3

In the first part of our series focusing on different approaches to and models of reading we revised the Four Resources model of reading (Luke and Freebody 1999). To show you how this model can work in action, this week we look … Continue reading