April 17, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Writing stories with Paul Davenport

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

February 21, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Linguistic diversity and multilingualism

On International Mother Language Day we invite you to think about the importance of your first or mother language. With this day UNESCO sets out to celebrate linguistic diversity and multlingualism, noting that ‘linguistic diversity is ‘increasingly threatened as more … Continue reading

January 31, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Extensive Reading Research: Language Development

Not only is reading the best hobby in the universe it is also one of the top ways to help develop literacy and language skills both in first and second language learners. As language teachers we need to encourage our … Continue reading

June 22, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Slow the Summer Slide

What happens to your students’ development when the school closes for the holidays? Do they keep on practising all four skills as well as thinking in English? The long weeks of the holidays are full of fun, but the time … 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