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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 ...

Using Video: Theory By Sebastian Taylor The first of two articles on the role of video material in second language acquisition, and its practical use in the classroom. Following on from Mark Lowe’s recent article in issue 23 of the IH Journal, I thought it might be interesting to consider some of the theory behind, research into ...

Andrew G. Scott

Issue 26 of the IH Journal has a wonderfully wide range of topics. Some writers’ names are familiar from past issues while others are new. I would like to welcome all of them and thank them for the time and effort they have put into their articles. Content and Language Integrated Learning continues to develop and ...

Editorial Classroom Matters Using video: theory - Sebastian Taylor The Common European Framework of Reference CEF backwash - Roger Hunt CEF activity packs - Neil McMahon Content and Language Integrated Learning CLIL: an interview with Professor David Marsh English through Music or Music through English? - Jane Willis Management Matters ‘Where the buck stops’: the work of the DOS - Ron White ELT in a crisis- ...

Kallimni ‘Arabi Bishweesh is part of a planned series of Egyptian Colloquial Arabic course books for adults. As the first of this series, It combines authentic everyday cultural content, comprehensive grammar, and real-life functional language. and complies with the guidelines for teaching and learning Arabic of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ...

by Michael Carrier IH Growth The IH network continues to grow steadily as we identify new high-quality schools around the world. We are now 150 schools in 53 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 ...

By Margaret Horrigan Introduction For years I struggled with Underhill’s chart (1994 1: viii) not because it was so difficult to use but simply because it didn’t really help me to illustrate how I personally produced the sounds and an ongoing battle arose. I have spent about six years working on the Colour Coded Phonemic chart. My ...