May 3, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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“The more, the merrier”: extensive reading in the classroom

The more I talk to my students and colleagues, the more I am convinced that good readers make good language learners across the skills. One recent and somewhat surprising discovery was that some students credit their excellent pronunciation to the … Continue reading

December 25, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five literary Christmas scenes

When we think of Christmas, our memories often get mixed with scenes that we have read in books, poems or seen in films. We have five stories to share with you, all of which tell us about a different aspects … Continue reading

October 27, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Five new classics to explore 2: Sherlock Holmes and the Stolen Jewels

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

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

January 7, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Alan Pulverness on bringing literature into the language class

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 … Continue reading