IH Journal of Education and Development

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by Christopher Holloway What do our clients expect from us? Are we living up to those expectations? Are we adding value for our clients in every class? Clear your mind. Now think of the key characteristics that you would expect of an external trainer coming into your company to have. Among others, you probably came up with: ...

by Wayne Rimmer There is no doubt about the buzz word of the moment: crisis. The word brings forth a host of unpleasant images: screaming newspaper headlines, angry striking workers, gloomy faces poring over job ads, harassed politicians, empty shopping trolleys… But what does it all mean for ELT, IH in particular, and individuals involved? Etymologically, ...

by Ron White. 1 Introduction The demanding scope of the job of DOS was neatly summed up by Helen Mattacott in the title of her article, ‘101 things to consider as a Director of Studies’ (Mattacott 1995).    Ten years after her article was published, I decided to  survey language teaching organizations (LTOs) in the EAQUALS and ...

Oxford Basics for Children. 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 fun, more in touch with the tastes of children - and more ...

Late evening, late autumn, late 2006. The CEO of IHWO is alone in the plush new offices on the South Bank of the River Thames. The move was smooth, the place has taste. The future beckons - Dos Conference 2007 on the horizon - the DoSes are hungry. Directors’ Conference hot on its heels - ...

Review by Mike Riley, IH San Donato Milanese As a child, my nightmares were populated by the clown from It and the freaky twins from The Shining. Since becoming a teacher, it’s malevolent data projectors and menacing mp3 players that haunt me in my dreams. Still, I’m prepared to face the fear and give it a ...

Review by Helen Mitchell, IH Belfast In these difficult times, decisions made by DoSes will seriously affect their organisation and having a clearer insight into business processes will hopefully encourage educational managers to be more proactive in their approach.  This is useful reading for anyone currently taking or wishing to take the International Diploma in Language ...

IHWO News – Spring 2009   _______________________________________________________________________ Lucy Horsefield - Chief Operating Officer, International House World Organisation lucy.horsefield@ihworld.co.uk ______________________________________________________________________ I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few months as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for International House World Organisation. As many of you will know I have worked for IH World Ltd for 8 years now in various roles, most recently as ...

David Marsh is a leading expert in CLIL. Following David’s presentation at the 2008 Directors' Conference on 'The impact of CLIL in Europe', I contacted him to find out more. Ed: What is CLIL? Does it cover a single educational approach or many? DM: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is an educational approach where some content ...

I’ve called this article CEF backwash because of the classroom implications for teachers and learners represented by the CEF. It’s washing back straight into our faces and cannot be ignored by anyone in ELT. IH teachers will recognise an awful lot in the CEF from training courses they have done, as many of the basic principles ...