January 10, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Inspiring teachers: a reading project from Turkey

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

January 5, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Four classic authors to read in January

January is full of great author birthdays, both classic and contemporary. The best way to celebrate our favourite authors is reading their works, and this month we have four classic authors to celebrate in the Helbling Readers Catalogue. These readers are … Continue reading

September 15, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Illustrating the Classics with Viola Niccolai

In this series of interviews we talk to teachers, ELT writers, visual artists and researchers about the importance of using literature in the language classroom. Together they have over a hundred years of experience in teaching and writing so they can definitely … Continue reading

October 16, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Approaches in reading education: theories in practice

Let’s start with a simple but effective question. Why do we read?  We might have different personal reasons (fun, knowledge), but when we read in school, we read to learn. Learn a language, learn about culture and learn about various … Continue reading