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

December 20, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Key Figures in Education 3: Kieran Egan

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on research from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading

September 20, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Take Me to the River: Novels and Projects for World Rivers Day

‘It’s brother and sister to me, and aunts, and company, and food and drink, and (naturally) washing. It’s my world, and I don’t want any other. What it hasn’t got is not worth having, and what it doesn’t know is … Continue reading

April 12, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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The Jungle Book in the cinemas and your classroom

The Jungle Book Disney film is going to hit cinemas worldwide in April, and the first reviews praise the film adaptation for its stunning visuals and the voices of excellent actors throughout the film. The story of Mowgli has been a successful … Continue reading

March 22, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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World Water Day: Classroom Resources for Young Learners and Teens

In 2010 the UN officially recognised the human right to water and sanitation. Water covers 71% of the earth’s surface. It makes up 60% of our bodies and is vital for all known forms of life. What do you think … Continue reading