IH Journal of Education and Development

IH Journal Issues:

editorial

As a contributor to the very first issue of the IHJ, I was extended the huge courtesy and trust of an invitation to guest edit this 20th anniversary issue. It was an honour and a privilege that delighted and daunted me. It allowed me, like many of our contributors, to read back through the issues ...

scott-thornbury

Chapter 1: In the Labyrinth It was February 1975. I was newly arrived in London and eager to return to Greece under whose spell I had fallen en route from the Antipodes. On the way I’d spent a few weeks in Italy visiting a friend who had a temporary job teaching English. He let me watch ...

adrian-underhill

My good fortune It’s been my good fortune to have worked for International House for 27 years from 1972 – 1999. I did the four-week Teacher Training week course (for £35.00!) at 40 Shaftesbury Avenue in July 1972 with a brilliant trainer, Derek Hooper. The entire building was jam-packed with staff and students all the time. ...

kylie-looking-back

In 2015, we were fortunate enough to have held the annual IH Young Learner Conference in Torres Vedras. They were celebrating their 25th Anniversary, and so, in the spirit of the conference theme ‘Looking forward, Looking back’, we took the opportunity to do some celebrating of our own as an ‘IHYL’ family, via a presentation ...

paul-emmerson

Congratulations IH Journal on your 20th birthday anniversary. I did my CELTA at IH Lisbon in 1991, and then worked at the IH London Executive Centre as a freelance teacher from 1993 to 2009. Sixteen years! It was during this period that I wrote the first editions of my books (Email English, Business Grammar Builder, ...

kylie-column

Congratulations International House Journal of Education and Training. 20 years of sharing information with educators and trainers around the globe! In honor of this achievement, this issue’s YL Column is… Five Ways for Young Learners to Share their Work Roll out the red carpet It’s the end of year/semester performance. The parents are seated in neat rows. ...

jamie-image-1

What is this article?  I recently found my way to a random blog about CELTA course experiences (something a teacher trainer should never do!) where one candidate bemoaned the lack of meaningful focus on reflective practice on the course. This was a candidate who had previously qualified as primary or secondary teacher where this was a ...

british-council

How do you create a cohesive team of teachers, across a country the size of India? How do you keep them motivated, without a traditional bricks-and-mortar teaching centre, meeting them face-to-face only a few times a year? This article discusses makes practical suggestions for managing the challenges, based on our experiences in India. Over 20,000 learners ...

shaun-wilden

Having spent a few days reading through all twenty years of the IH journal to see what has been said about technology, I feel like I deserve to be an honorary member of S.O.D.S.  Perhaps double so as I recently asked Santa for a retro gaming system so I can play the original Super Mario, ...

maureen-mcgarvey

I grew up with Scottish parents and Irish grandparents, and a multiplicity of aunts, uncles and cousins. We were the only members of our family who had moved away from Clydebank [near Glasgow] and I had the misfortune [in my family’s eyes] of being the only one in the family who was born in England. ...