March 20, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Uncle Tom’s Cabin in the classroom

We are all aware of the benefits of extensive reading, but some of us may feel unsure about how to approach longer texts in class. How should we scaffold the reading for our students and how much time should we dedicate … Continue reading

January 18, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The world of Edgar Allan Poe

Who was Edgar Allan Poe? When I look back at my literary studies, I have a recurring memory of the fascination I and my fellow students felt when we started reading Poe’s short stories and narrative poems. Not only did … Continue reading

November 29, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 5: Sense and Sensibility

When we open a classical novel, we open the door to multiple worlds (historical, geographical, literary, psychological and philosophical) to explore. It is exciting to see what each title means to us, who the author is, how the books were … Continue reading

November 2, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 3: Uncle Tom’s Cabin

When we open a classical novel, we open the door to multiple worlds (historical, geographical, literary, psychological and philosophical) to explore. It is exciting to see what each title means to us, who the author is, how the books were … 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