July 18, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Moon Landing 50: Moony goes on holiday

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing. In a previous post we have collected resources for you to learn more about the Moon landing and lots of stories to inspire CLIL and cultural projects in the classroom. … Continue reading

July 11, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Moon Landing 50: “One small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind”

The moon has sparked our imagination since the beginning of time, inspiring poets, philosophers, scientists, explorers and engineers to meditate on and study it in detail. This month, Helbling Readers Blog goes on a trip to the Moon to celebrate … Continue reading

June 5, 2019
by Nora Nagy
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Stories that support language and thinking development

A need for stories Stories help us meaningfully organize our experiences, no matter how old we are or what language we speak. When we think about the importance of stories in our everyday life as language teachers, it feels natural … Continue reading

November 27, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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Young learner projects for cold days and holidays

The year is coming to an end and our students are distracted by all the celebrations that this season brings so we need the most playful activities to keep the language they have learnt during the school term alive and … Continue reading

October 19, 2018
by Nora Nagy
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The audio experience: young readers, young listeners

Rhymes, chants and songs If you started learning a second language as a child, it is most likely that you still remember the rhymes and chants you used to practise the alphabet, the parts of the body, or in my … Continue reading