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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 ...

By Sebastian Taylor In my first article (in the last issue of the IH Journal), I looked at some important features of video material and summarised some of the research that has been done into its use within an EFL/ESL teaching context. I also offered a brief outline of some of the factors a language teacher ...

By Orlando Mata Introduction Back in May 2008 I had the chance to enrol on the pilot of a new teacher training course which would help me prepare towards the Delta course I ended up taking in December last year: IH CAM. In this IH CAM course I was exposed to a number of areas focused methodology, ...

The elephant in the classroom It is huge, unmissable and unmistakable. Each learner brings their own, as does every teacher. It is everywhere, in every classroom in every language school in every country in the world. All thoughts and acts are a product of it and how these are interpreted is informed by it. It pervades ...

Introduction By the end of November, my class of twenty-five 6th grade boys had finished their textbook and taken their final exams for the 2008 school year.  Every student had passed and would be going on to 7th grade.  But there were still three more weeks of school to go! What was I going to do ...

Contents Editorial IH London IH in Covent Garden: then and now – Brita Haycraft Classroom Matters Cycles of a teacher – Ronald White It just sounds strange, and here’s why… – Mark Lloyd Ten old chestnuts…some tough nuts to crack – Lisa Phillips ETPD, another acronym, but what does it stand for? – Michael Berman Oral fluency and extensive reading activities – Thomas ...