March 21, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: mindfulness and reading with Jane Revell

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

May 3, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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“The more, the merrier”: extensive reading in the classroom

The more I talk to my students and colleagues, the more I am convinced that good readers make good language learners across the skills. One recent and somewhat surprising discovery was that some students credit their excellent pronunciation to the … 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

April 5, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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World Health Day lesson tip: Reading is healthy!

What are good readers like? Avid? Fast? Slow? Regular? Happy? Satisfied? Critical? Relaxed? Nice? Smart? What about healthy? What happens when we read? We usually find a comfortable position, maybe out on some music and prepare our favourite drink. Sound familiar? Not a bad … Continue reading