November 24, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Key Figures in Education 2: Zoltán Dörnyei

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on reasearch from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading

October 27, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The Thinking Train – Reading and Learning with Stories

We start developing a love of books and reading well before we are independent readers, and why should it be different when we are learning a second language? Our first reading experiences are either listening to a bedtime story or … 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

June 16, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Ideas for intensive holiday courses: READING

In many countries the school term has finished, and teachers are getting ready for short intensive courses. How can you best prepare for them? Imagine you are in a classroom for 3-4 hours with bright and active teenagers who have just finished their … Continue reading