October 2, 2018
by Nora Nagy

Inspiring teachers: group reading radio play in Germany

In this series we talk to inspiring teachers who use stories and storytelling to set up reading programmes and creative projects, and use the arts and literature to develop their students’ language and literacy skills. We share real examples from real … Continue reading

September 6, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Literacy and skills development in the English class

What do you think of when you hear the term ‘literacy’? In its simplest sense, being ‘literate’ means that a person is able to read and write texts, and has a reasonable level of education. Let’s reflect on the importance … Continue reading

February 21, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Linguistic diversity and multilingualism

On International Mother Language Day we invite you to think about the importance of your first or mother language. With this day UNESCO sets out to celebrate linguistic diversity and multlingualism, noting that ‘linguistic diversity is ‘increasingly threatened as more … Continue reading

June 22, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Slow the Summer Slide

What happens to your students’ development when the school closes for the holidays? Do they keep on practising all four skills as well as thinking in English? The long weeks of the holidays are full of fun, but the time … Continue reading

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