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From Chris Ożóg   > Welcome to the 44th edition of the IH Journal and thank you for reading. Our Spring 2018 edition has the usual blend of articles covering a range of interests in ELT, so there should be something for everyone. We start, as ever, with younger learners. Only one article this time and in it ...

By Xana de Nagy   > My session at the recent IHWO Young Learners Conference at IH Reggio Calabria was on this and in this article, I’m going to focus on some practical ideas for exploring the idea of ‘reuse, reduce and recycle’ in the YL classroom. At the conference, I attended many inspirational sessions run by ...

By Lara Panzini   > In this article, I will explain the reasons for choosing to experiment with Group Professional Development Interviews (PDIs) and the results collected to date, specifically working with academic staff. As an academic manager, I run PDIs with my teachers, teacher trainers and administrators. As part of my studies at Birkbeck University of London, ...

By Daniel Xerri   > Do teachers really only teach the way they were taught? Perhaps not, according to various sources detailed in this article which challenge this maxim. But it’s certainly true that as teachers find their own voice, they are more likely to derive satisfaction from their career. At the NILE@21 conference, Rod Bolitho’s plenary focused ...

By Aaron Bell   > This article will examine how the author adapted popular strategy board game Settlers of Catan by Klaus Teuber for use in large-group year 6 (11-to-12 years old) elementary school second language classes, offering learners a safe, engaging, team-centred environment in which to recall and implement previously learned communication strategies utilising simple functional ...

By Christopher Redmond   > The following article will outline a variation of the popular ESL game, ‘Yes/No’, using research from Paul Nation (1989) as its theoretical foundation. While this activity has been tested with low-level learners in South Korea, I see no reason why it cannot be implemented in a range of ESL settings, perhaps up ...

By Shaun Wilden    > One of the things that I love about technology is how we can use it to bring the network together. With over 160 schools, it can be easy at times for a teacher to forget they are part of larger network and that, not only do they have colleagues in their staffroom, ...

By Mark Lawrence   > It is clear that many managers in English Language Teaching are teachers firstly and then managers secondly. This is the way it should be as it is crucial to understand the role of the people you manage. I have been Assistant Director of Studies of the Departmental Language Programme at the English Language ...

By Sandy Millin   > In the first article in this series, I described ways to help new teachers settle in. In this article, I will list some of the things I typically hear them say, and the kind of advice I give in response. There are four ideas here, and there will be another five in ...

By Anette Igel   > Seit einiger Zeit habe ich das interessante Vergnügen, unter anderem an einer Hamburger Grundschule zu unterrichten. Wenn man einmal davon absieht, dass die Klassengröße sich doch immens gesteigert hat (20 – 23 Kinder pro Klasse) gegenüber einer Sprachenschule, gibt es noch einige andere und für mich neue Dinge zu entdecken. Eine Idee, ...