May 3, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Storytelling with David Heathfield

Next in our interview series we have an exciting first today. At the recent IATEFL Conference in Glasgow, Maria Cleary, Helbling Readers Series Editor had the chance to sit down with David Heathfield to talk about the magical world of telling stories. … Continue reading

April 14, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Let’s talk about Henry James: New meets old in Daisy Miller

Henry James, who was born in New York City on 15 April in 1843, is in the great group of British authors who can be considered ‘outsiders’ arriving from various cultural and national backgrounds into the British literary scene. As John … Continue reading

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