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Success with BEC Higher Paul Dummett with Colin Benn Summertown Publishing, 2007   How do you spell success?  Spell it? Spell it, I can.  Act it out for a businessperson unaided, I can’t.  And that’s when I remember just why I didn’t go into business—I don’t have a business mind.  Yet, language I do have (albeit not always ...

Success (Upper Intermediate) Jane Comyns Carr and Jennifer Parsons Pearson Longman, 2007   What would you expect if you team up Pearson Education and Jane Comyns Carr, co-author of the hugely successful and popular Cutting Edge? A well-organised, well-structured and well-edited book? Well, two out of three isn’t bad! I was disappointed that a good teaching package, which is ...

The CELTA Course Scott Thornbury and Peter Watkins Cambridge University Press in collaboration with Cambridge ESOL, 2007   As a relatively new teacher trainer who was/is looking to build up her bank of input sessions, I welcomed the long-awaited Cambridge-approved Trainer and Student Manual on ‘The CELTA Course’ by Scott Thornbury and Peter Watkins (CUP), 2007. As a teacher, ...

IH Growth The IH network continues to grow steadily as we identify new high-quality schools around the world. We are now 144 schools in 52 countries, and we hope to reach the target of 55 countries very shortly - as this year we celebrate the 55th anniversary of International House, founded in Spain in 1953. New schools ...

by Yuhui Fu Reviewed by Sarah White I’ve always been interested in learning Chinese. At high school in Australia we were given two choices when it came to learning a language; French or German. Neither of which I was interested in learning and neither of which seemed at all useful considering Australia’s great distance from both countries. So ...

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 ...