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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 ...

by Louise Stringer, IH Budapest Ever felt that your textbook is all wrong for your class, but couldn’t bring yourself to dump it, or felt guilty for letting lessons go off on a tangent after a student brings up something interesting? Teaching Unplugged may help you feel differently about situations like these. The first book to ...

reviewed by Raquel Rumor, IH Toronto Ben Goldstein’s Working with Images: A resource book for the language classroom focuses on using images as the central text in the language classroom. The book successfully attempts to address and discuss why images have been traditionally used as accessories to the written text, and have not been ...

Reviewed by Lucia Berenguer, IH Montevideo When we teach a language, we should tackle the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Taking into account all of them, which one do you think is the least valued? Which one has the smallest number of available resources? Which one is generally the most difficult to learn? If ...

Editorial IH History International House Hastings: a personal perspective – Bill Harris Classroom Matters Using video: practice – Sebastian Taylor No news is bad news! – A. Majid Hayati Debating in the EFL classroom – Thomas Baker Giving presentations – David Moran The Learner Researching learning styles at IH Mexico – Orlando Mata Understanding Your Japanese students – Andrew Moxon Phonology Pronunciation clinic – John Owens /p/ ...

Fifty ways to improve your Presentation Skills in English…without too much effort! Bob Dignen Summertown Publishing, 2007 I’m not a businesswo…businessperson I heard myself protest. I’m an English teacher. I don’t need  “Fifty Ways to Improve Your Presentation Skills in English”! In my usual hurried way I had thought I was going to review a book with 50 fun ...

New Inside Out Beginner Sue Kay & Vaughan Jones Macmillan Education Having a class of beginner students is always a rewarding challenge. The New Inside Out Beginner Student’s Book is a reliable, quality source offering what students will need to build a strong foundation and expand their English language skills. The course book has an attractive bright cover, ...