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James Egerton

One of my core teaching values is that my lessons contain realistic, true-to-life activities so that the English I teach can also find a place outside the four walls of the classroom. Amongst other things, this means integrating technology into my classroom practices just as tech is an inseparable part of other spheres of life: education, work, ...

Maureen McGarvey

In the previous edition of the IH journal, my column looked at teacher well-being. At the end of that column, I suggested that next time, we could look at manager well-being. And now it is ‘next time’, so I guess I should do what I said I would!  Overlooked?  Prior to writing this column, I did a ...

sandy millin article

Since becoming the Director of Studies at International House Bydgoszcz, over 90% of the teachers I’ve worked with have fallen into the category of novice teachers, having less than three years of experience. Most of them have recently completed the CELTA, and many are living abroad for the first time. I also have very strong memories of my own experiences of ...

Estelle Helouin

Depuis la publication par Hatier, en mars, d’un manuel scolaire en écriture inclusive, la polémique bat son plein. Académiciens, ministres, professeurs, auteurs et autres historiens défendent passionnément leur position.  Vous aurez remarqué que, dans la liste ci-dessus, je n’applique pas, moi-même, un des principes de l’écriture inclusive... Ou peut-être que vous n’aurez rien remarqué du tout si, ...

Nadezhda image

Глаголы движения с приставками не такая уж сложная тема, как может показаться на первый взгляд, поскольку они образуют систему и их легко обыграть. Приступая к изучению приставочных глаголов движения, студенты уже должны иметь представление о несовершенном и совершенном видах глагола и глаголах движения без приставок (идти – ходить, ехать – ездить и т.д.).   Опыт показывает, что перевод ...

Anastasya

As Albert Einstein once said: “The only source of knowledge is experience”, and I cannot help wondering how right he was. I don’t think that his idea deals only with one field of knowledge or sphere of business, it’s just the opposite – his idea is amazingly overwhelming and highly applicable to almost every walk of ...

Emma pratt

The aim of this article is to take an exploratory first step into a discussion about arts practice and how it interplays with the classroom, language learning and teaching.   I’ve worked alongside many artists during my 18 years in English language teaching. For almost every arts discipline I can think of, there has been a colleague who ...

Mike Bilbrough

Introduction.  The following thoughts and comments are taken from the findings of classroom research on the introduction of gestures in the English language classroom for Spanish primary school children. Gestures were incorporated in an attempt to increase the amount of exposure and comprehension of spoken English without relying on the written word as a referent.  One of the principal strategies we teachers usually use to facilitate the understanding of spoken language in the classroom is to include text. Text, that immense relief for so many comprehension issue headaches! It is ...

Magnus coney

I’ve always been a fan of research. Primarily as a consumer, and occasionally uninformed critic, culminating in a presentation at the IH AMT conference where I cautioned against overreliance on the work of John Hattie himself, a giant among education researchers. My nonexistent track record of actually doing any research nagged at me, so at ...

More and more language learning is taking place, fully or partially, on online platforms and the affordances of these platforms for communicative interaction are exciting. Unfortunately, most platform-based language learning experiences are a relentless diet of drag-and-drop, drag-till-you-drop grammar or vocabulary gap-filling. The chat rooms and discussion forums that the platforms incorporate are underused or ignored. ...