February 23, 2016
by Nora Nagy
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Find inspiration in writing in a foreign language

How do you feel when you write in English? How does writing in a foreign language change your sense of identity and perspective on the world around you? Many well-known authors have decided over the years to write in a language other … Continue reading

December 8, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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Surprise someone (or yourself) with a story

Have you ever thought of giving a story as a present to someone? What about your students?  Older or younger, lower-level or higher-level, all our students enjoy telling (and even writing) stories and if you suggest they write their story to give … Continue reading

July 16, 2015
by Nora Nagy
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To make a long story short…

Writing a good short story, summary or talk can be much harder than writing longer narratives. You need to have a good grasp of the language you are using, as well as having incisive and interesting ideas to share. You can easily turn summary writing and … Continue reading

June 25, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Write your own graded reader: 7 ideas to boost your writing process

If you’ve been thinking of writing your own story or graded reader, you will need to develop other skills too, to boost your writing process, improve your writing style and edit your text.  Writing is not only a creative process … Continue reading

February 18, 2014
by Nora Nagy
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Read to Write: Improving Writing Skills Using Graded Readers

“Read, read, read. Read everything — trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You’ll absorb it. Then write. If it’s good, you’ll … Continue reading