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Assessing Speaking Sari Luoma Cambridge University Press   Reviewed by Nick Kiley, IH Hanoi Several years ago, after having been teaching for a short amount of time, I was sent to a company to do some placement testing of the spoken language of various soon-to-be-recipients of English classes provided by our school. There were several STBRs, so two teachers were ...

Did you know? There have been 11 IH YL Conferences. The first was held in IH Krakow in 1997; Approximately 50 participants attend this annual event; Over 85 schools within the IH Affiliate network teach Young Learners; The IH Course in Young Learners (IHCYL) started in 2001; Over 180 teachers have taken the course in 2008 alone; 41 IH schools are ...

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by Edward Anderson 1. Teacher’s log 20.05.07, Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Australia. I’ve just arrived at the marina and stowed my pack aboard the ketch Wanderer. My job is to help sail this fifty-three foot spaceship from Australia to Singapore with her owners, a retired Belgian couple. Everything is mechanised – I can’t see my sail-hoisting muscles surviving ...

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 ...