Nasreddin Hodja
Nasreddin Hodja

Nasreddin Hodja

Story Cards



40 Pages, 6 x 9.5

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $16.50 (US $16.50) (CA $22.00)

Publication Date: June 2017

ISBN 9780866474412

Price: $16.50


This pack of colorful, illustrated cards is back in print by popular demand in the original format, printed on heavy weight (100 lb) paper. An audio program including 26 additional tales is available for purchase/download at

Each story is on an illustrated card. Learners read it and then retell it to a partner using a list of words or phases from the story on the back of the card as prompts and embellishing it as much as they want to. They can then retell the story several times to other students.

Nasreddin was born in rural Turkey around 1208. He became known as Hodja, the teacher. The stories about his adventures, his common sense, and droll sense of humor became true folk tales, told and retold by adults and children alike for over 700 years. They are known from Gibraltar to the Himalayas, from Timbuktu to Timor to Tajikistan, throughout the whole world touched by Islam.

Author Biography

Ray Clark, compiler of the Nasreddin Hodja Story Cards, was on the staff of the School for International Training in Vermont, USA for over 30 years as a teacher trainer for Peace Corps programs in Iran, India, and Korea, as an ESL teacher, as the director of SIT's intensive English program, as a faculty member and director of the MATESL Program, and as teacher-Director of ESP programs in Islamabad, and Istanbul. He has also done teacher training for Marlboro College and Southern New Hampshire University's MATESL program in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has authored numerous well-known books for Pro Lingua Learning.