IH Journal of Education and Development

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by Mark Lowe Introduction Many scientists interested in the origins of language believe that language and music evolved together. Here, for instance, is Charles Darwin: We must suppose that the rhythm and cadences of oratory are derived from previously developed musical powers…We may go even further than this, and …believe that musical sounds afforded one of the bases ...

by Mark Forehand The Issues Here at International House Kyiv we are in the first year of implementation of a program of English for Lawyers (EL). The current program consists of a class of 10 learners meeting Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. The class is designed for four six-week semesters. Learners take an ...

by Christina Smolder Odds are that as a language teacher, you have already had a hand in several aspects of curriculum design. Every time you write a lesson plan or create your own materials you are faced with several key curriculum questions like What do I want my students to learn? What materials am I going ...

Focus on Feedback: Examining Alternative Methods for Efficiency and Effectiveness Gabrielle Bonner and David King ... there is compelling evidence that learners expect feedback.  In a major investigation of the learning preferences of adult ESL learners, error correction by the teacher was one of the most highly valued and desired classroom activities (Willing: 1988, in Nunan: 1991). Introduction After ...

The Tale of Babel en España by Brita Haycraft A blow to Casa Internacional in Cordoba In May 2006, an email from someone unknown to me in Cordoba arrived. A Spanish publisher wanted to publish John’s book Babel In Spain in Spanish and would I give permission to have it translated? I was stunned. This book had ...

Andrew G. Scott

Welcome to the International House Journal of Education and Development. To celebrate the Issue 25, IHWO is publishing a collection of articles from the first 25 issues. ‘Best Practice in language Teaching: an IH perspective’ features work from writers across the organisation and influential figures from the world of English language teaching. The book will be ...

reviewed by Barbara Muszynska, IH Wroclaw Why bother with listening? This book, as the title suggests, addresses the area of listening. The author provides convincing reasons as to why we need to revise our orthodox approach to the teaching of listening skills in the EFL classroom. It is divided into six parts, all of which are well and ...

IHWO News – Autumn 2009 Lucy Horsefield - Chief Operating Officer, International House World Organisation lucy.horsefield@ihworld.co.uk The IHWO Ltd had a busy and productive summer. As well as welcoming 5 new schools to the network in the past 2 months we launched our online DOS course and the DELTA 1 Exam prep course. Now as the winter draws ...

By Mark Lowe The stimulus for this article came from ‘English through Music’, a book published by OUP in its Oxford Basics for Children series. I was asked to review it by the editor of the IH Journal. The book was fine as far as it went; however, it did not go very far. There were ...

By John Owens The first Pronunciation Clinic course at IH Vietnam started in Hanoi in 1999. There have been 30 courses in Hanoi and 21 in Ho Chi Minh City so far. Pron Clinic is made available not only for General English classes, but also corporate classes. So far the following corporate clients have signed on ...