June 13, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on books: motivation and reading with Chaz Pugliese

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

November 24, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Key Figures in Education 2: Zoltán Dörnyei

In this series we introduce key figures in education, and take a look at pivotal areas of their thinking. Educational research draws on reasearch from a number of fields, and these in turn influence our approaches to designing our lessons and … Continue reading

September 13, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Themed Reading Sessions

How do your students decide what to read next? We have discussed various aspects of text selection based on the right reading level for your students. We often look for themes in our own reading choices and it can be a … Continue reading

August 30, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Five Lessons from Olympians

Now that the 2016 Summer Olympic Games are over and our favourite Olympians have returned to their homes, we should seize the opportunity to listen to their stories and discover how they reached their goals. They may seem to have superhuman powers … Continue reading

February 11, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Motivation and Reading

How do you measure success and what motivates you to achieve your goals? Learner motivation theories have been a significant part of teacher training throught recent years and many theories  have evolved on this topic. However, one thing remains certain. … Continue reading