June 25, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on stories: Interview with Amy Sutton

We have all met inspiring storytellers who can hold the attention of their audience and make listening to a story an exciting and memorable event. They may be family members, or teachers or professional storytellers. One such storyteller is Amy … Continue reading

June 5, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Stories that support language and thinking development

A need for stories Stories help us meaningfully organize our experiences, no matter how old we are or what language we speak. When we think about the importance of stories in our everyday life as language teachers, it feels natural … Continue reading

October 2, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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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