IH Journal of Education and Development

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by Robert Buckmaster Once upon a time a teacher came to talk to me about his advanced classes. He was worried that they didn’t seem to be making much progress and he was dreading having a learner complain about the classes. He was an excellent teacher and very conscientious. He told me that the learners seemed ...

by Michael Berman Level: Pre-Intermediate / Intermediate Target Audience: Adults Language / Skills Focus: Listening, Speaking & 2nd Conditional Materials: Photocopies of the worksheets to hand out after the storytelling. IN CLASS Pre-listening: You could start with a brainstorming session to find out what the learners know about the place where the story comes from. The learners could be asked to prepare ...

Editorial IH History The Tale of Babel en España – Brita Haycraft Classroom Matters Focus on Feedback: Examining Alternative Methods for Efficiency and Effectiveness – Gabrielle Bonner and David King The Chief and the Wanderer – Michael Berman Course and Syllabus Design Charting the course – planning a new program from start to finish – Christina Smolder A Failure of Imagination? – ...

Teaching Teachers – Processes and Practices - A. Malderez & M. Wedell, (2007) Continuum ISBN 9780826484918 There are a great many books available for teachers who need to mentor and help those new to the teaching profession to learn more about it. Often these kinds of books can be directed at mentoring for a specific type of teaching ...

Review of Blended Learning, Using technology in and beyond the language classroom Pete Sharma & Barney Barrett, Macmillan Books for Teachers, 2007 (reviewed by Margaret Horrigan) Without a doubt the most innovative changes have occurred in the field of information technology in the last two decades. It has been moving so fast that it has been ...

Travels of an English Teacher, Part 2 (by Edward Anderson) On the road, April 15th After four months sailing the high seas of Southeast Asia, money was becoming a problem. It was time to return to the classroom. I had heard Vietnam was THE place for teachers of fortune, so I thought I’d try my luck. Luck, as ...

Under Construction (by Naomi Moir) It is clear that the teaching of English as a foreign language to young learners is on the rise. For many schools, teaching young learners is a potential area of growth. However, what kind of development each school needs to deal with this growth will vary depending on what state each ...

Building a bridge to China (by Peng Su and Stefano Maraessa) It's well known that other countries interest in China has been increasing in the past few years. China held the last Olympic games very successfully, both in the competitions and in the organisation. Its economy has been growing considerably, relationships with foreign countries have been ...

Doing the Delta; Doing the Distance (by Rachel Clark) Have you been teaching for at least a year post CELTA (or equivalent)? If so, do you feel it’s time for a bit more of a challenge in your teaching?  Or do you feel you’d like to know more about theory and terminology? Or would you like to ...

by Christina Smolder English as an International Language (EIL) refers to the teaching of English for the purposes of international communication, or of English as a lingua franca. I first came across the notion of EIL while reading an article by Jennifer Jenkins (2002), called A sociolinguistically based, empirically researched pronunciation syllabus for English as an ...