March 8, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Michele Rocchetti on bringing illustration and 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 definitely … Continue reading

July 9, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Fairies, flutes and flowers…

Lusmore and the Fairies – an Irish folktale What are the first things that come to your mind when you think of Ireland and Irish folktales? Green fields, quaint villages, enchanting music and when it comes to folktales, there has … 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 28, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Meet three illustrators: Andrea Alemanno, Mario Onnis and Michele Rocchetti

Three illustrators, three distinctive visual styles and three different ways of looking at the world. Andrea Alemanno, Mario Onnis and Michele Rocchetti have just returned from the International Children’s Book Fair in Bologna. We asked them about their experiences and … Continue reading