October 13, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Halloween-inspired writing lessons      

There’s no denying it, Halloween has a special atmosphere, whether or not it is part of your cultural heritage. What’s more it has its place in the English class and our students love the idea of Halloween parties and scary … Continue reading

September 8, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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International Literacy Day 2016

The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day is ‘Reading the Past, Writing the Future’, urging us to look back and forward at the same time, reminding us that our past provides context and background for our present place. The motto … Continue reading

February 23, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Find inspiration in writing in a foreign language

How do you feel when you write in English? How does writing in a foreign language change your sense of identity and perspective on the world around you? Many well-known authors have decided over the years to write in a language other … Continue reading

December 8, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Surprise someone (or yourself) with a story

Have you ever thought of giving a story as a present to someone? What about your students?  Older or younger, lower-level or higher-level, all our students enjoy telling (and even writing) stories and if you suggest they write their story to give … Continue reading

September 1, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Get Ready for International Literacy Day

Can you imagine your life without reading and writing? Can your students imagine what it would be like not to be able to read and write? Ask your students to finish the sentence ‘If I could’t read/write, I …’ and see what … Continue reading