January 18, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Theme-based lessons for young learners 1: Houses and homes

Among the various approaches to content-based instruction and content and language integrated learning (CLIL) some of the most effective ones seem to be theme-based and language-driven. It means that content becomes ‘the vehicle for language learning’,  opposed to content-driven approaches, in … 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

February 16, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Transformation Stories and Activities for Your Teen Classes

With the growing number of performances related to Shakespeare this year, it is easy to come across A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Watching this play in my local theatre recently I inevitably started thinking about transformations in literature. I soon realized that many of my favourite … Continue reading

April 16, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Celebrate Earth Day: reading lists and teaching resources

Earth Day (celebrated on April 22nd) gives us an excellent opportunity to talk about protecting the environment, being more eco-friendly, and more aware of our responsibilities as inhabitants of the Earth. Our course books usually contain interesting resources that we … Continue reading