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Every IH school is inspected and every inspection report has a section on compliance with the IHWO Teacher Charter. Within this section there is an area related to Educational Support and Teacher Development.  Unfortunately, the inspection criteria do not call for the use of vegetables (!) in the assessment of this area.  However, this article ...

It was an idea that grew from a chat over coffee and cake in the Café Roma, which in Tripoli, is where all the best ideas take shape. Emma had recently returned to Libya after being evacuated during the 2011 Revolution, whilst I was an enthusiastic new arrival to the country. The obvious challenges of ...

By Antonio Orta Gracia Si hay un ser verdaderamente curioso, auténtico y creativo ese eras TÚ. Recuperar la perspectiva del niño que todos llevamos dentro nos ayudará a potenciar al máximo nuestras posibilidades de aprendizaje. La curiosidad, la autenticidad y la creatividad son algunas de las características que ayudan a que los alumnos se sientan tratados en ...

By Kylie Malinowska There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the International House family! With 60th anniversary celebrations happening all over the network, there is a lot to get excited about. So for this issue’s ‘Five in a Flash’, it’s..... 5 ways for YL teachers to make the most of working for ...

By Sandy Millin, IH Newcastle I was lucky enough to be sitting on the train home from the IATEFL 2013 conference, which took place April 8th-11th in Liverpool when I wrote this piece. If you don’t know it, IATEFL is the International Association of Teachers of English as Foreign Language. It is one of the largest ...

By Shaun Wilden At the recent International House Teachers’ Online Conference I did a talk on how to use students’ mobile phones as a stimulus for speaking. You can find the talk at http://ihtoc60.blogspot.co.uk. I'm using this edition’s column to follow up on that talk and present you with easy-to-do activities using the students’ mobile phones, ...

In our new regular feature, Alastair Grant (IH San Isidro) tells us about life as an intrepid English teacher, 8,000 miles from home and in a far sunnier climate than his native North London: the joys, the sorrows, the good classes and the “improvable” classes, the highs and the hangovers – all things that relate ...

Reviewed by Lou McLaughlin Classroom Management Techniques successfully provides concrete solutions for everyday difficulties encountered by language teachers worldwide. It is divided into seven chapters, each based on a specific topic and subsequently cross-referenced throughout the book, making it extremely user-friendly. The aim of each chapter is clearly stated and is accompanied by an introduction which ...

Reviewed by Shawn Severson, IH Porto Those who have already worked with the predecessor to Penny Ur’s A Course in English Language Teaching will be pleased to enjoy easier access to theory and practice in this revamped version, presented in a less compartmentalized and more digestible way.   The course has undergone an overhaul in content and ...

Reviewed by Jennifer Hillhouse, IH Torres Vedras A lot of my childhood was spent in the local library, sitting on the floor with a stack of books, working my way with increasing speed through everything I could find.  Very little has changed, I am and forever hope to be a voracious reader.  As a VYL and ...