IH Journal of Education and Development

IH Journal Issues:

calling

The Calling: An Overseas Course of Study or a Pilgrimage? By Michael Berman Something drew me to the announcement of a Conference for English Language teachers to be held in Georgia although, to be entirely honest, at that stage I did not even know where it was. I just felt that I had to go there so ...

nonews

No news is bad news! By A. Majid Hayati One of the main problems that English as a foreign language (EFL) learners face is how to improve their language proficiency, in general, and speaking fluency, in particular. This is actually the concern of both EFL learners and instructors. In the same vein, many EFL learners at the ...

debating

Debating in a Chilean 6TH Grade EFL Classroom By Thomas Baker Introduction By the end of November, my class of twenty-five 6th grade boys had finished their textbook and taken their final exams for the 2008 school year.  Every student had passed and would be going on to 7th grade.  But there were still three more weeks of ...

versus

by Sulaiman Jenkins 'Want some Bebsi?' 'Teacher, I don't have a bencil.' 'I was late because the bolice stopped me.' Do these expressions sound familiar? How often do you see these awkward spellings? If you are a teacher in the Middle East or in parts of North Africa, you are more than likely going to hear and see these ...

hobby-horse

by Nick Kiley So, what is a hobby-horse, and are you indeed riding one? Why am I bothering to put finger to keyboard and make you read about it? According to Wikipedia: “From "hobby horse" came the expression "to ride one's hobby-horse", meaning "to follow a favourite pastime", and in turn, the modern sense of the ...

music

By Mark Lowe The stimulus for this article came from ‘English through Music’, a book published by OUP in its Oxford Basics for Children series. I was asked to review it by the editor of the IH Journal. The book was fine as far as it went; however, it did not go very far. There were ...

light-hearted

By Claire Firat I was sitting at my desk, working quietly at updating the student average figures, when a student came in and took a big swing at me. I didn’t see it coming. I stood up, a bit groggy, and was in the process of steadying myself when I felt another thump. This time I ...