June 23, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Ideas for intensive holiday courses: SKILLS PRACTICE

During the holidays your students have the opportunity to fine-tune their language skills and experiment with their creativity. How can you help them with this? If you are teaching a short course these months, you will have noticed that the last … 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

March 25, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Reading Images: Illustration-based language practice

Illustrations in readers are excellent resources for a language teacher. Not only do they support reading comprehension by providing another layer of visual literacy and context, but they also offer great opportunities for vocabulary, grammar, speaking and writing practice. If … Continue reading

November 7, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Music for your Reading Class

There is a characteristic many students share: they like and listen to a lot of music, and will probably  have a favourite song. Why not take advantage of this and use music as an inspiration for creative reading activities? Have … Continue reading

October 28, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Graphic Stories Special: Meet the Westbourne Kids

In this special we would like you and your students to meet the Westbourne kids, the main characters in a series of twelve graphic stories at A1-A2 level. I think we all face a challenge to engage all of our students, … Continue reading