May 3, 2017
by Nora Nagy
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Storytelling with David Heathfield

Next in our interview series we have an exciting first today. At the recent IATEFL Conference in Glasgow, Maria Cleary, Helbling Readers Series Editor had the chance to sit down with David Heathfield to talk about the magical world of telling stories. … Continue reading

December 20, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Key Figures in Education 3: Kieran Egan

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

July 7, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Music and storytelling in the ELT classroom with Jeremy Harmer

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 9, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Love reading!

Valentine’s Day is here again, and even if you do not celebrate it in your country, it is always a great excuse to talk about love and romance. We have collected three activities for your students to motivate them to … Continue reading

June 4, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Let’s talk about plot twists (and use them in the English class)

How do you feel about unexpected plot twists and surprise endings? Do you remember any films or books which surprised you so much that you couldn’t stop thinking about them? When we read stories, we usually expect some familiar elements … Continue reading