March 8, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Hooked on Books: Michele Rocchetti on bringing illustration and literature into the language class

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 12, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Graphic stories in language education

Graphic stories, comic books, cartoons and manga have long been incorporated in language teaching programmes, and we do not need to spend too much time on convincing teachers of the benefits of these resources. Short comic strips are present in … Continue reading

March 24, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Visual Storytelling with Helbling Young Readers

Recently I had an interesting discussion about choosing teaching materials for young learners. We were browsing materials for primary school learners, and what struck us was that the most useful and successful language resources contained very little written verbal language. … Continue reading

October 21, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Create Graphic Stories in Class

The project If you are looking for a multi-layered, creative and fun learning project for your classes, start a graphic story project with them. It should be a well-planned and supported project with enough time for the groups to develop … Continue reading

March 25, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Reading Images: Illustration-based language practice

Illustrations in readers are excellent resources for a language teacher. Not only do they support reading comprehension by providing another layer of visual literacy and context, but they also offer great opportunities for vocabulary, grammar, speaking and writing practice. If … Continue reading