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It’s 5.30pm in Buenos Aires. For most of the city, this means that the sun is finally letting up and people are leaving their offices to go and have a beer. For my colleagues and I, this means we have a maximum of 15 minutes before the evening classes start, and it is in this ...

1.0               INTRODUCTION   Numerous articles have been written in the Malaysian press and education journals within the last two years on a common matter of grave concern - the widening gap in education disparity today. The unbalanced development especially at the tertiary education level has not only blocked the realization of public interest and equity of education but ...

Professional development has come a long way since I first started teaching in 1981 and my most recent attempt to further mine was last summer when I did a Trinity-validated Blended Cert ICT (Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology) course with the people at The Consultants-E (www.theconsultants-e.com). I enjoyed it thoroughly and have learnt a ...

One direction you can take, as you wend your way through the realm of language teaching, is to open your own school. The rewards are immense and varied, but the stresses are greater than anything you are likely to have encountered so far. In a brief article it isn’t possible to be comprehensive but there ...

  ______________________________________________________________________ Lucy Horsefield - Chief Operating Officer, International House World Organisation lucy.horsefield@ihworld.co.uk ______________________________________________________________________ The IHWO office enjoyed a busy summer with new schools joining the IH network in Aberdeen, Astana (Kazakhstan), Donetsk (Ukraine), Heidelberg and Sao Paulo. September and October flew by with a constant stream of fairs and events to attend. Highlights included the LTM Star Awards ...

Reviewed by Andrew Scott, IH Journal Editor This year’s Ben Warren Prize winner has a formidable title. At the start of the book, Dörnyei notes that ‘the study of the acquisition, processing, and mental representation of a second/foreign language (L2) is in a process of transition towards acquiring a new disciplinary identity that is increasingly linked ...

Reviewed by Margaret Horrigan, IH Rome - Manzoni When this book arrived in my hand for review I was pretty excited. Second Language Acquisition (SLA) was something I had to study a while back. The author, Lourdes Ortega, was one of those names that kept recurring over the duration of my own research and when I ...

Reviewed by Danny Norrington-Davies, IH London Necessity is the mother of invention, and the idea for this collection came from a course Anne Burns and Jack Richards taught in Sydney in 2006. Having chosen to organise the course around key readings in second language teacher education (SLTE), the authors wanted a book that presented a broad ...

Issue 28   Editorial       Classroom Matters Doing task-based teaching – Dave Willis, Designing writing tasks – Roger Hunt, If I were in your shoes – Margaret Horrigan, Genre matters in academic writing – Thomas Baker, Discord or symphony: tips for orchestrating your lesson – Jonathan Lewsey,  Language Matters Michael Halliday: An appreciation – Alan Jones, Grammaring – Wayne Rimmer, Anticipating the effect of the rise of China ...

The type of teacher I am has changed over time.  And the type of teacher I have been working towards becoming has also changed over time. Initially, the dynamic and inspiring teacher trainers on my CELTA course were the goal, something to aim for long term. Then with my first few years came experienced colleagues, ...