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

September 9, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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‘The Heart of Darkness’ on Tour in Japan: Illustrators Exhibition Tour 2014

Here at Helbling Languages we pay careful attention to the illustrations in our readers. Choosing the right style for each story is an exciting and important step in the book preparation process. In our readers texts and images are interdependent, … 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

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

July 16, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Using the illustrations in graded readers – practical ideas and activities

• For exam preparation: PET and FCE; TOEFL and IELTS Speaking and Writing parts • To improve critical thinking and comprehension skills • To improve storytelling techniques (written and oral) • For vocabulary development • To trigger cross-curricular projects (Art, … Continue reading