August 8, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Beyond the Moon: Space projects for the language class

In our latest post on space travel we boldly go where no language class has gone before: to the outer regions of our solar system! Double page illustration from Paul learns to plan (The Thinking Train Series) written by Herbert Puchta … Continue reading

August 24, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Inspiring teachers: creativity and reading in Germany

In this series we talk to inspiring teachers who use stories and storytelling to set up reading programmes and creative projects, and use the arts and literature to develop their students’ language and literacy skills. We share real examples from real … Continue reading

June 5, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on words: interview with Julie Moore, lexicographer and corpus researcher

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

May 12, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Chris Lima: On trial and error

What does it mean to work with literature in English language teaching? What approaches to literary texts and reading practices in the classroom can help us with using literature? Why should we use more literary texts in our classrooms? These … 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