April 8, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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6 Activities for English Language Day on April 23rd

English Language Day at the United Nations is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as the birthday of William Shakespeare (1564). This day is also the day of of Shakespeare’s death (1616), and Saint George’s Day, which is the … Continue reading

July 2, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Ideas for intensive holiday courses: READING for SPEAKING

What is the most important objective for your students when they start a course? Communication? Speaking? Grammar? Writing? Vocabulary? We usually hear all of these aspects of language knowledge and use, but we rarely hear ‘reading’ as a major goal. It … 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

May 28, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Tolerance in the classroom

We discuss so many important issues in the classroom and course books offer various inspiring topics to explore. There are some concepts, and it is especially true about values, which cannot be ‘taught’ but rather introduced. On Amnesty International Day (28th … Continue reading

May 5, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Ways of tackling difficult issues in the English class

Have you ever found yourself in a situation when your students were bombarding you with questions that were hard to answer? How do you deal with controversial topics in the classroom? Why and how should we address them? We all … Continue reading