Publications on storytelling

Below is a list of articles or webpages I have written, many relating to using storytelling in education

Articles and interviews on storytelling or stories

Articles on teaching teenage and adult learners

Articles on teaching young learners

Storytelling as a Means for Communication and Change
(a resource of environmentally-themed folk tales for a workshop in Ethiopia)

Articles written by others


Articles and interviews on storytelling or stories

  • Old Rinkrank – an interpretation of the Grimms’ fairytale
  • A two-hour interview on Radio Darmstadt, together with teller and harper Peter Wucherpfennig (in German)

Articles on teaching teenage and adult learners

  • Sixty Seconds Non-Stop Talking – a versatile activity to start a class, generate vocabulary, reinforce grammar or even spontaneously develop an entire lesson
  • Kate Crackernuts – storytelling to practise free writing in an intermediate langauge class (includes an example of a written test)

Articles on teaching young learners

  • The Magic Mitten – published in Primary English (Oldenbourg Verlag, Jan. 2005)

Articles written by others

Unless otherwise specified on the relevant page, all articles and written texts on this website are © Richard Martin.

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For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling