October 19, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The audio experience: young readers, young listeners

Rhymes, chants and songs If you started learning a second language as a child, it is most likely that you still remember the rhymes and chants you used to practise the alphabet, the parts of the body, or in my … Continue reading

April 27, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Tap and learn to the rhythm: Jazz chants in the young learner classroom

Now that UNESCO International Jazz Day is coming up this weekend, we get to think about jazz and music in our classrooms. Think of your earliest language learning memories. When I think of my first experiences of really fun activities, … Continue reading

July 7, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Music and storytelling in the ELT classroom with Jeremy Harmer

In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they have over a hundred years of experience in teaching and writing so they can definitely … Continue reading

March 15, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Read to Be Happy!

Think of your happiest moments. How many of them are connected to reading and sharing stories? What are the happiest books you have read? And think of those joyful moments of reading either on your own in a comfortable place or with others. Reading … Continue reading

July 9, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Fairies, flutes and flowers…

Lusmore and the Fairies – an Irish folktale What are the first things that come to your mind when you think of Ireland and Irish folktales? Green fields, quaint villages, enchanting music and when it comes to folktales, there has … Continue reading