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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 ...

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 ...