IH Journal of Education and Development

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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 ...

1 Introduction The idea of teachers’ life cycles isn’t new. I first became familiar with it when reading Amy Tsui’s book on expertise in teaching. The notion that teachers pass through a career cycle matched my own experience, and it helped to provide a useful way of thinking about supervising teachers, since my particular concern was ...

In March 2007 International House London moved back to Covent Garden, the area where our first school in London started in 1959, after Cordoba. The very name Covent Garden was already famous, synonymous with the legendary Opera House and its wartime ballet performances, seen in films like Waterloo Bridge and The Red Shoes. It was built ...

Issue 24 finds contributions from both familiar and new writers within the IH network from countries around the world including Australia, Argentina, Bosnia, Egypt, Italy, Malta, Russia, South Africa, Spain and the UAE. We are also pleased to include articles from well-known figures from the world of ELT, including Ron White, Michael Berman and Jeff ...

English Through Music Anice Paterson and Jane Willis, Oxford University Press, 2008 Reviewed by Mark Lowe, IH Kielce All of us at International House, Kielce, Poland welcomed this book. We had recently won a major European Union contract to teach English to local children, and we were looking for materials that would help to make our lessons more ...

Negotiating Susan Lowe and Louise Pile Delta Publishing   Reviewed by Helen Ray, IH Santiago Another one to add to the series of business communication skills books from Delta publishing, which already includes telephoning, socializing and emailing. This short book, again for Pre Intermediate – Intermediate level students, concentrates on the language and strategies for conducting negotiations and ...

Assessing Speaking Sari Luoma Cambridge University Press   Reviewed by Nick Kiley, IH Hanoi Several years ago, after having been teaching for a short amount of time, I was sent to a company to do some placement testing of the spoken language of various soon-to-be-recipients of English classes provided by our school. There were several STBRs, so two teachers were ...

Did you know? There have been 11 IH YL Conferences. The first was held in IH Krakow in 1997; Approximately 50 participants attend this annual event; Over 85 schools within the IH Affiliate network teach Young Learners; The IH Course in Young Learners (IHCYL) started in 2001; Over 180 teachers have taken the course in 2008 alone; 41 IH schools are ...

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by Edward Anderson 1. Teacher’s log 20.05.07, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Australia. I’ve just arrived at the marina and stowed my pack aboard the ketch Wanderer. My job is to help sail this fifty-three foot spaceship from Australia to Singapore with her owners, a retired Belgian couple. Everything is mechanised – I can’t see my sail-hoisting muscles surviving ...