July 2, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Ideas for intensive holiday courses: READING for SPEAKING

What is the most important objective for your students when they start a course? Communication? Speaking? Grammar? Writing? Vocabulary? We usually hear all of these aspects of language knowledge and use, but we rarely hear ‘reading’ as a major goal. It … Continue reading

April 29, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Conversation starters for reading lessons and book clubs

Have you ever experienced how miraculously a good question can kick-start a classroom discussion or your Book Club session? What kind of questions and statements work better than others? How can you use them to engage your students in conversations … Continue reading

March 10, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Book Club and Reading Games 9: Flashcard fun, Audio challenge, Spot the genre

Games, especially when they are done in a relaxing moment (or, on the other hand, when you want to shake things up a bit) can help you create memorable moments in the English classroom. You can dedicate some time to … Continue reading

January 28, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Read to Speak: Improving Speaking Skills in the Reading Class

In an earlier post we have looked at using graded readers to improve writing skills. This week we will connect reading with another fundamental language skill: speaking. We write stories, we read stories, we listen to stories, and then we tell … Continue reading

June 13, 2013
by Nora Nagy
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Reading in the classroom: role plays

The end of the term is getting closer and you might find that your students need something fun after long months of hard work. Why not seize this opportunity and try our lesson ideas for classroom reading? Reading in the … Continue reading