April 5, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Getting Grimm with young children

Both children and adults love reading folk and fairy tales, although often they appreciate different aspects of them. In our last post we looked at ways of viewing the Brothers Grimm with teenage and adult learners. In this post we … Continue reading

March 29, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Lighting up Children’s Lit: The Brothers Grimm

The people who made a difference: 2) Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm “For storytelling is always the art of repeating stories, and this art is lost when the stories are no longer retained. It is lost because there is no more … Continue reading

April 24, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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The power of folktales in the language classroom

What qualities do you associate with folktales? The first three things that come to my mind are oral tradition, universal wisdom and lots of fun. How do the characteristics of folktales make them excellent resources in cultural and language education? … Continue reading