I’ve worked as an English Language and Literature teacher for several years in all levels of education. Currently, I’m an assistant lecturer in Linguistics and my research area is social semiotic multimodality and language/literacy education with a special focus on visual narratives and museum education. I wrote the graded reader The Age of Innocence, and I write lesson plans and articles for the Helbling Readers Blog. I’ve also worked on activities for graded readers.
I believe that telling and reading stories shapes our personalities in the most magical way. Reading is a powerful educational tool: students can explore the world, master languages in all kinds of situations and have fun at the same time. Good readers make excellent speakers and writers. I always read a variety of books at the same time, and I love fiction and poetry just as much as I love reading about the visual arts. I believe in slow reading because this way I can enjoy my favourite books even more.