June 16, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Picturebooks in ELT with Sandie Mourão

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

August 13, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Turning Japanese with Momotarō and Elly Nagaoka

What interests you most about Japan? How much do your students know about the country? Although we all have an image of Japan in our minds, and we all have some knowledge of Japanese culture, history, traditions and geography, there is … Continue reading

March 24, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Visual Storytelling with Helbling Young Readers

Recently I had an interesting discussion about choosing teaching materials for young learners. We were browsing materials for primary school learners, and what struck us was that the most useful and successful language resources contained very little written verbal language. … Continue reading

January 23, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Literary Meals Part 2: Cooking up a reading class

Last week we looked at examples of famous meals in four classic novels with some activity tips: A Christmas Carol, Little Women, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Anne of Green Gables – Anne Arrives. Let’s explore four more classics today, this … Continue reading

October 21, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Create Graphic Stories in Class

The project If you are looking for a multi-layered, creative and fun learning project for your classes, start a graphic story project with them. It should be a well-planned and supported project with enough time for the groups to develop … Continue reading