IH Journal of Education and Development

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Discord or symphony: tips for orchestrating your lesson by Jonathan Lewsey A musician needs to master notes, chords, sequences and so on, in order to create a piece of music that is pleasant to the ear. A conductor must inspire, monitor and lead the performers in the orchestra in order to produce a symphony. Equally, the teacher ...

Michael Halliday: An appreciation By Alan Jones Hallidayan linguistics today With the publication of his Collected Works over the past several years by Continuum, Michael Halliday has entered the pantheon of modern linguistics. His name appears in all good overviews of linguistics, language philosophy and applied linguistics (see, for example, Linguistic Theory: The Discourse of Fundamental Works, 1991, by Robert ...

Teaching Language: from Grammar to Grammaring by Diane Larsen-Freeman by Wayne Rimmer As the traditional cornerstone of the curriculum, there have been no shortage of theories of grammar and its place in language acquisition. Grammar teaching has largely followed its treatment in successive schools of linguistics. For example, the passion for comparative philology in the nineteenth century ...

Anticipating the effect of the rise of China on EIL By Jacqueline McEwan Which would you choose from this range of sauces on display in a Shanghai restaurant? peru system red pepper sauce the peppery shrimp slips lives pulls out the soy sauce at the end of coriander explodes the garlic deer velvet …and do you have a favourite from my Top 10 ...

Digital stories By Digital stories are created by weaving together images, music and voiceover narrations into engaging two to three-minute movies. The stories, told in the first person, are inspired by significant events, people or places in the narrator's life and/or can be based on a certain theme. First developed in the 1990s at the Center ...

Livemocha and the power of social language learning by Clint Schmidt Like many great innovations, the premise seems obvious in hindsight. Shirish Nadkarni, the founder of Livemocha, was traveling with his family in Spain and was discouraged to find that years of solid marks in high school Spanish classes had not adequately equipped his teenage kids to ...

The presentation reformation by David Moran  Why is it that the presentations at teacher’s conferences are so awful? I sit there in the audience thinking how can you tell me something about teaching when you present like that. I imagine that if their lessons were like that their students would overthrow the teacher, assign them to ...

Testing . . .  testing . . .  the IH Kazakhstan test preparation teacher training course by Adrienne Radcliffe Like many teachers I was basically thrown into teaching my first exam preparation class. My CELTA qualification and one year of experience did not prepare me for the paper-based TOEFL: random, discrete item multiple choice testing of grammar, ...

by Martin Keon With summer fast approaching and recruitment issues arising for summer schools, this article has been written to offer some insight into summer schools for teachers doing this for the first time.  It is based on my own experience of teaching and senior positions in summer schools. I’ve been teaching in summer schools for four ...