February 2, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Robert Campbell on bringing literature into the language class

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

January 26, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Literature of course!

When we discuss the importance of literature in the classroom, we all inevitably wish we had more time for reading. The benefits and relevance of literary texts and stories have been widely discussed in academic papers as well as on this blog. … 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

August 27, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Back to school: plan ahead for success

Yes, it’s happening! A new school term has just begun bringing with it meetings, lots of planning and great expectations. How do you feel about the new term? Do you have any special plans? Are there new resources, approaches, ideas you … Continue reading

May 27, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Going Digital inside (and outside) the English Classroom Part 2: Collaboration

Group work and student collaboration projects have long been  successful strategies in our classroom management practices. By assigning group projects to our classes, we encourage collaborative attitudes, and we prepare our students for team work in the workplace. In these … Continue reading