April 19, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Inspiring teachers: creative reading in Brazil

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

October 6, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classic readers

We are excited to announce the publication of five new classic titles in our Helbling Readers Fiction series for teen and young adult language learners. These new books feature a series of popular stories from a wide range of eras and styles, … Continue reading

February 16, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Transformation Stories and Activities for Your Teen Classes

With the growing number of performances related to Shakespeare this year, it is easy to come across A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Watching this play in my local theatre recently I inevitably started thinking about transformations in literature. I soon realized that many of my favourite … Continue reading

January 12, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Classics to read based on your YA preferences

Reading the classics and reading contemporary young adult literature are often considered to be two very different reading experiences and students who read one often miss out on the other. Good young adult fiction offers engaging plots, accessible language, familiar topics … Continue reading

September 10, 2015
by Frances Mariani
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Serialisations in the language class

What is serialisation? And why are we telling you about it? In a previous blog we defined serialised stories as ‘series’, similar to our television series today. Serialised novels typically have lots of chapters and an exciting plot with lots … Continue reading