IH Journal of Education and Development

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Leave it to

by David Will I was chatting to a friend of mine, at the time Vice-President of a prominent Australian university. He was lamenting the recent death of a Chinese student at his institution. It was a suicide, and it was not the only one he said. He explained that the student had been struggling to keep up ...

Lucy Horsefield - Chief Operating Officer, International House World Organisation lucy.horsefield@ihworld.co.uk    We enjoyed a busy and exciting start to 2010, starting with the Director of Studies Conference on HMS Belfast in January and then the Young Learner Conference hosted by IH Kyiv in March. This was quickly followed by attendance at the British Council ELTon Awards ...

Doing task based teaching

Reviewed by Neil Preston, IH Brisbane   Doing Task-based Teaching offers a great way in for teachers who are interested in incorporating task-based activities into their lessons, but also has a lot to offer for those people who are already familiar with, and using task-based teaching. The main strength of this book is the sheer amount of ...

Task-based language teaching and learning

Reviewed by Stefano Maraessa, IH Mexico City The Task-Based (TB from now on) approach has always intrigued me since I started my teaching career, therefore, when I was asked to review this book, I thought of it as an enormous opportunity to both deepen and further my understanding of the topic. And it did!  Rod Ellis' book ...

EAP-Essentials-front-only

Reviewed   by Andrew Scott, IH Journal Editor ‘EAP Essentials: A teacher’s guide to principles and practice’ by Olwyn Alexander, Sue Argent, Jenifer Spencer is a specialist handbook for English for Academic Purposes teachers. The book developed from the authors running a short professional development course for EAP teachers at Heriot-Watt University. It is written for new ...

Global artwork

by Pete Gibson, IH Bristol Overview: “If you are going to write another coursebook for the English language, please try to do something a bit different.” …one of the quotes accompanying the new Global 6-level multi-media coursebook series from Macmillan. In many ways, Global has succeeded in meeting this anonymous teacher’s request. Written by a team of award-winning ...

VocabMatrix

Reviewed by Norman Cain, IH Rome Manzoni It is not often that a book about vocabulary comes onto the market that can satisfy a cross section of ‘teacher’ readers but McCarthy, O’Keefe and Walsh have managed to do this with the Vocabulary Matrix. The book is intended for pre-service or recently qualified teachers who are new ...

It wasn’t a sudden death, more a slow strangulation, but teacher training at Embassy Hastings (what was IH Hastings from 1970 – 1999 and was bought by Embassy in 1999: Ed) is no more and it’s well after time to mark and mourn its passing. Here are my thoughts as I look back on a ...

japanese

Understanding Your Japanese Students By Andrew Moxon Teaching is without doubt one of the finest professions one can become involved in. To play a part in another’s educational growth can be rewarding on many levels. Within the hands of the classroom teacher lay the future possibilities and potential of the student. Their hopes, wishes and dreams can ...

chinese

Dealing with Chinese learners This short article would like to talk about my experience with Chinese students. In the beginning I'll mention a few characteristics about their characters and environment. After that I'll point out a few features I've noticed, more classroom related. I hope this will be of some use for those teachers dealing with ...