IH Journal of Education and Development

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Welcome to the June 2015 issue of the IH Journal! Earlier in the year we conducted a poll of IH Journal users and asked you what you would like to see more of in the IH Journal. Thank you to everyone who took part, your input was very useful and we have taken it account when ...

At 3:51am my phone goes off signaling that I have been invited to edit a document on Google Drive. Luckily, I am a heavy sleeper and an annoying signal of an incoming email cannot wake me up. When I open my eyes and stretch lazily at 6am, there’s this invitation and two other emails with lesson plans ...

Does the thought of adding more tech to an already full teaching and/or managing plate make your stomach churn? As full-time teachers who run the educational technology systems and liaise with the director on educational management, we see the future has finally arrived and have some tips to help bring more exploration in the classroom ...

Three years ago I made a small change to the Professional Development system at IH Bydgoszcz to make it easier to follow up on observation feedback in subsequentobservations. The impact it had was, I believe, as positive as I had hoped it would be for our teachers, but it had some wonderful and far-reaching repercussions ...

A few years back I remember seeing a quote online about how English likes to take other languages down alleys and steal their vocabulary.  I’ve always remembered it and it still makes me chuckle.  The actual quote has been attributed to James Nicoll[i], and tongue in cheek though it may be it’s not an inaccurate ...

Why do you want to read about our young learners’ class book competition? That’s a fair question; we don’t normally tell each other about the competitions we run.  But ‘The Class Book Competition’ (TCBC) has been a bit more than yet another competition for quite a few reasons and these, I’ll wager, will interest you ...

Many activities recommended by teacher’s books or resource books for young learners courses start with an instruction to ‘divide the class into teams’. Most games designed to practise English end with celebrating the winner’s luck, superior knowledge and intellect.  Grammar structures and vocabulary are being drilled as children are racing to beat each other, eager, ...

As I’m sure you are all aware, in 2014 we officially launched our brand new training course, the IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners. “The new course is aimed at qualified and experienced language teachers that are interested in teaching very young learners, or have already taught young learners but would like specific training. ...

Alors que les principes du "Dogme", développés par Scott Thornbury et Luke Meddings sont déjà presque de l'histoire ancienne dans le monde anglophone, il semblerait qu'ils soient ignorés des enseignants du FLE : aucune trace, à ma connaissance, sur Internet et, au mieux, les professeurs de français en auraient juste entendu parlé. Ce phénomène serait-il ...