IH Journal of Education and Development

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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 ...

Who is it for? The Certificate in Advanced Methodology (CAM) is the new International House course aimed at two principal markets: Those teachers looking for a high level of methodological input for reasons of personal self-development to enable them to become more informed and reflective practitioners. Those teachers who are specifically aiming at a Diploma level qualification such ...

by Alex Rossi Q: Do you feel stuck in a training job going nowhere? Q: Are you underappreciated, underpaid and overworked – teaching the uninspired and the uninspiring? Q: Is the next rung on the teacher-training ladder tantalizingly out of your reach? Q: Is there even a ladder available to grasp at? Q: Are you wondering whether that ladder you ...

by Max Orlando Teaching Business English (BE) and General English (GE) differ in a number of ways. Ellis and Johnson (1996: 10 – 13) speak about key differences within the following areas: needs analysis, assessment of level, syllabus design, course objectives, time management, learner expectations, materials, methodology and evaluation of progress. Our point of departure will ...

by Jeff Stanford Following on from Roger Hunt’s enthusiastic article ‘Online Teacher Training’ in the IH Journal, Spring 2007, this article looks at the experience of five teacher training centres that have used Moodle to run a virtual element on their CELTA teacher training courses. It’s not all plain sailing, but most centres agree that using ...

by Mark Lowe 1. Happy Birthday Michael Halliday, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at the University of Sydney, is one of the great linguists of our time. Like his equally illustrious fellow-linguist, Chomsky, he has now turned 80. Everyone concerned with language will wish to celebrate. Continuum Publishers are celebrating by bringing out a new 10-volume edition of ...

Through winter, rides between Oslo and Hammerfest use thirty hours up in a bus, though why travellers would select to ride there then might be pondered. It was Noam Chomsky who observed that even though almost all the language children hear being spoken around them is presumably grammatically ‘correct’ they still manage to develop a near-perfect ...

Introduction In a previous article I shared how extensive reading could be exploited to develop oral proficiency (Baker, 2007). Omaggio (1986) provided the definition of oral proficiency which served as my reference. Omaggio’s definion states, “oral proficiency includes the ability to communicate verbally in a functional and accurate way in the target language.” I included communicative ...

The ETPD that will be considered in this article stands for English through Personal Development. The first question to ask is why and the answer is simple - for surely there can be nothing more important in life. If we start with the assumption that ‘the main purpose of higher education is to facilitate and expand ...

An “old chestnut” is a subject or joke that has been repeated so many times that it is no longer funny or interesting. This is what I learnt from my Director (being from Australia, I’m lucky to even know what a chestnut is!), who wanted to discuss recurring issues that seem to plague even some ...