What did your students learn today?

We aren’t big fans of multiple choice quizzes nor the typical comprehension questions given out after reading.  It goes against the tenents of Extensive reading / watching. Further, it just doesn’t nurture students who become life long learners and readers.  Lastly, that time could be better spent enjoying more books! However, sometimes it is good […]

Videos

Gif Lingua doesn’t only have thousands of books. We have thousands of the best available videos on each book topic/subject. Our experienced teacher editors choose the best videos available on the web to support and extend the reading curriculum for the book.  For teachers, it saves loads of time and even if you aren’t getting […]

Extensive Reading Tips

We at Gif Lingua are all about extensive reading (or what we like to call – Extensive Watching.). We recently came across a nice ebook full of handy tips on how to best implement an ER program at your school. And it’s free! Extensive reading has research proven benefits for students, especially for language learners. […]

Create An Offline Library

Gif Lingua works on any device, any screen. It’s a great online reading library and study tool. But many don’t know about it’s most powerful feature – it can be used offline. One of the invisible features of Gif Lingua Books is that teachers and schools can create an instant digital library of books that […]

We’ve got video!

We have added videos to supplement each book and let students study additionally. The videos are level appropriate and meant to extend the learning and provide spoken/conversational context to help students. learn. It’s easy for students to access. Just select “Study” on any book title page and then “Video”. Not all books have videos but […]

Blended Learning With Gif Lingua

We believe that reading interesting materials about interesting topics is the key to student engagement and acquisition of language. Input. Gif Lingua perfectly supports any classroom English language teacher and can be used in several ways. 1. Pre-lesson. If you know you are going to teach “the family” next lesson, assign students the book, quizzes […]

For The Love Of Reading

There is a growing recognition that we need to “do less to do more” in our reading programs at school.  We have been failing to truly instill a love of reading by crowding into reading all sorts of activities other than just reading. Donalyn Miller, reading teacher and author of “The Book Whisperer”, outlines this […]

A New Platform

We are almost ready to launch the updated version of Gif Lingua Books! We’ve completed the new landing page – visit at http://giflingua.com The new site is coded in the most up to date architecture – Laramel. The recoding makes it lighting fast and a completely clean experience on all screen sizes. Mobile, tablet, netbook […]

Why read?

Reading is a research supported activity beneficial for student learning – a language or acquiring knowledge.  However too often schools don’t support and promote reading programs because of many administrative and institutional pressures and traditions. Reading we know works when several things are in place: There is student choice. Students read what they want and are […]

Christmas Reading

We have loads of great books to read and quizzes to study about “Christmas”.  Study the top 100 words with our vocabulary books or learn about Christmas symbols, food, shopping and more ….  Also see all our holiday related books here.  Gif Lingua is great for those times when students are on extended holidays. It […]