April 27, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Tap and learn to the rhythm: Jazz chants in the young learner classroom

Now that UNESCO International Jazz Day is coming up this weekend, we get to think about jazz and music in our classrooms. Think of your earliest language learning memories. When I think of my first experiences of really fun activities, … Continue reading

January 18, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Theme-based lessons for young learners 1: Houses and homes

Among the various approaches to content-based instruction and content and language integrated learning (CLIL) some of the most effective ones seem to be theme-based and language-driven. It means that content becomes ‘the vehicle for language learning’,  opposed to content-driven approaches, in … Continue reading

October 11, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Language and CLIL Projects for World Food Day

‘Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too.’ World Food Day, an event promoted by the United Nations’ World Agricultural Organisation is held on October 16th. This year’s theme revolves around climate change and agriculture. How can we approach this theme … Continue reading

July 15, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Life is Not About Correct Answers

This week we meet Marion Williams, who is the co-author of the photocopiable resource book Teaching Young Learners to Think, and has written the activities and teacher’s guide for our brand new picture book series, The Thinking Train. The interview we … Continue reading

June 16, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Picturebooks in ELT with Sandie Mourão

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