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Robbie McDonald

Back in 2009, I started work as a TEFL teacher at BKC-IH Moscow. Despite it being a relatively long time ago, I vividly remember my induction sessions and meeting the Director of Studies (DoS), various Assistant Directors of Studies (ADoS) and Teacher Trainers and wondering what steps they had taken in the careers to become ...

Kam Yi Wu

Students at different levels of education are often required to write analytically. At middle or high school, they may need to write (for example) an analysis of the causes of an accident. At university, they may need to write analytical essays to examine the relationship between two concepts or ideas. However, many students find writing analytically a daunting task. They tend to be more familiar with descriptive writing, having learned how to write ...

Rochard Buckley

When IELTS candidates stare at their Reading paper, alone and under time pressure, traditional scaffolding techniques aren’t available.  We can’t:  pre-teach blocking vocabulary.  activate schemata by facilitating conversation around the general topic.  concept-check to ensure that learners have understood the title and the genre before tackling the details and inferring author’s intention.  Our fear is that the candidate will ...

Elna Coetzer

In film-making, ‘mise-en-scẻne’ is used to mean ‘placing on stage’ or ‘telling the story’. This is not only the various design elements of a scene, but literally everything that constitutes one frame. Really everything from composition to form; colour to proximity of characters. It is not only the dialogue between characters, but a range of aspects – 15 fundamental principles – working together to form one frame. In a film the background, connections and the gentle ‘flowing-into-each-other’ of components ...

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 ...