IH Journal of Education and Development

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Reviewed by Lucia Berenguer, IH Montevideo When we teach a language, we should tackle the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Taking into account all of them, which one do you think is the least valued? Which one has the smallest number of available resources? Which one is generally the most difficult to learn? If ...

Editorial IH History International House Hastings: a personal perspective – Bill Harris Classroom Matters Using video: practice – Sebastian Taylor No news is bad news! – A. Majid Hayati Debating in the EFL classroom – Thomas Baker Giving presentations – David Moran The Learner Researching learning styles at IH Mexico – Orlando Mata Understanding Your Japanese students – Andrew Moxon Phonology Pronunciation clinic – John Owens /p/ ...

Fifty ways to improve your Presentation Skills in English…without too much effort! Bob Dignen Summertown Publishing, 2007 I’m not a businesswo…businessperson I heard myself protest. I’m an English teacher. I don’t need  “Fifty Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills in English”! In my usual hurried way I had thought I was going to review a book with 50 fun ...

New Inside Out Beginner Sue Kay & Vaughan Jones Macmillan Education Having a class of beginner students is always a rewarding challenge. The New Inside Out Beginner Student’s Book is a reliable, quality source offering what students will need to build a strong foundation and expand their English language skills. The course book has an attractive bright cover, ...

Success with BEC Higher Paul Dummett with Colin Benn Summertown Publishing, 2007   How do you spell success?  Spell it? Spell it, I can.  Act it out for a businessperson unaided, I can’t.  And that’s when I remember just why I didn’t go into business—I don’t have a business mind.  Yet, language I do have (albeit not always ...

Success (Upper Intermediate) Jane Comyns Carr and Jennifer Parsons Pearson Longman, 2007   What would you expect if you team up Pearson Education and Jane Comyns Carr, co-author of the hugely successful and popular Cutting Edge? A well-organised, well-structured and well-edited book? Well, two out of three isn’t bad! I was disappointed that a good teaching package, which is ...

The CELTA Course Scott Thornbury and Peter Watkins Cambridge University Press in collaboration with Cambridge ESOL, 2007   As a relatively new teacher trainer who was/is looking to build up her bank of input sessions, I welcomed the long-awaited Cambridge-approved Trainer and Student Manual on ‘The CELTA Course’ by Scott Thornbury and Peter Watkins (CUP), 2007. As a teacher, ...

IH Growth The IH network continues to grow steadily as we identify new high-quality schools around the world. We are now 144 schools in 52 countries, and we hope to reach the target of 55 countries very shortly - as this year we celebrate the 55th anniversary of International House, founded in Spain in 1953. New schools ...

by Yuhui Fu Reviewed by Sarah White I’ve always been interested in learning Chinese. At high school in Australia we were given two choices when it came to learning a language; French or German. Neither of which I was interested in learning and neither of which seemed at all useful considering Australia’s great distance from both countries. So ...

by Richard Boccius-Kazakov After an incredible time during my first teaching position in Togliatti, Russia, I knew that one day I would have to return to this vast land. And I did… some four years later in the summer of 2006 to work in a children’s summer camp in the mountains of Siberia and after this ...