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Editorial 60th anniversary - IH Cordoba 1953 – 2013 IH Cordoba, past and present – Paul Ashe and Simon Armour Cordoba: cradle of International House – Brita Haycraft Interview with Claudio Cremades, Director of IH Cordoba IH Cordoba teachers’ action research projects: Why we do action research at IH Cordoba – Rachel Pearson Dogme: a teacher’s view – Lisa Dold Improving ...

Can it really be 60 years since John and Brita Haycraft took the intrepid step to move to Spain and 60 years since the first IH was born in that tiny flat in Cordoba?  Has so much changed since then?  I think the answer would be yes, and no.  The network has obviously mushroomed in ...

THE ROOM 1953 Picture a small room – it’s quite dark inside despite the bright blue sunshine outside, because the two windows are small and the blinds are unrolled and down. The floor is tiled and cold to the touch, with alternate black and white ten-inch tiles which make it look like a chess board. It’s ...

It is 60 years since John and Brita Haycraft moved to Cordoba, Spain, and the idea of International House was born from the first few students they taught in their tiny flat.  Little did they know that from those humble beginnings would grow a worldwide network of language schools.  For this very special edition of ...

Our Action Research program came from a desire to encourage teachers to grow professionally and continue their training in a more autonomous way. In a move away from top-down teacher development, with everyone working on the same teaching skill at the same time, eight years ago we were given the opportunity to begin experimenting with ...

Dogme ELT In his article A Dogme for EFL, Scott Thornbury called on fellow teachers to join him in an effort to ‘restore teaching to its pre-method “state of grace” – when all there was was a room with a few chairs, a blackboard, a teacher, and some students, and where learning was jointly constructed out ...

AIM: To improve high level student pronunciation and their autonomy in this regard by using iPad applications TARGET GROUP: 6 Proficiency students TIME FRAME: February – May 2012 Identifying the problem area: For several years I have taught very high level learners in preparation for the CPE exam. The resounding area in which everyone needs improvement is pronunciation. As Coe ...

Whatever the future may bring, it seems pretty clear that mobile permanent connectivity of some form will be part of it. Just as we might concentrate on listening skills or sharing with YLs to effectively help our learners to communicate, we will need to integrate the teaching of digital literacies with the effective use of ...

Using Community Language Learning and other humanistic approaches to break down barriers to effective language learning Background The focus of this Action Research was a class at IH Cordoba Sierra. The students were a group of elementary level teenagers aged from 13 to 17.  In our sister school this level and age-group combination has been phased out ...

A horse walks into a small, smoky bar and takes a seat.  What happens next?  The answer to that question depends entirely on where the bar happens to be. What can I get you? We don’t serve your type in here. I’m sorry, can I see your ID please? Why the long face? The response you expect in this ...