IH Journal of Education and Development

IH Journal Issues:

Jamie King issue 40

What is this article? How much do teacher educators (TEs) practise what we preach by adapting/customising programmes to suit the needs of candidates in their context/s? Here I will explore this notion to counter the danger of the ‘one size fits all’ approach. Who cares? TEs should, that’s who. In asking ourselves the question, ‘How well do I ...

Emma and Ania issue 40

Reflections on using Learning Design in the language classroom  Scenario We’d like to introduce you to Jane. Jane works as a teacher educator, preparing students to teach English in state schools. Part of the preparation is a practicum which allows her trainees to put theory into practice. Jane’s course is very busy and the few one-to-one consultations ...

Sandy Millin issue 40

“It introduced me to an amazing group of educators around the world. It opened my eyes to the range of classrooms and contexts in which English is taught. It gave me ideas for my classes. It inspired me. It led me to start my blog and to many of the posts on it. It took me to conferences. It gave me ...

Lee McCallum issue 40

Assessment mysteries and fears In my current Higher Education teaching context, we are gearing up for final exams and to say students are worried, stressed and anxious would be an understatement. While I began my teaching career working with YLs, teens and adults in a variety of different contexts and situations, the commonality between these settings ...

David Mann issue 40

An approach to teaching English to Japanese students from highly specialised fields. I’ve been involved in English for Specific Purposes (ESP), particularly with technically-minded students, for the last 18 years in Japan. I quickly began to notice a yawning chasm between the English teacher’s world and the world of the technical specialist. This article is an ...

Alex Zagorac issue 40

Speaking exams, be it Cambridge Main Suite or any other, require training in exam strategies, for a simple reason: time limitation.  A candidate must structure their speech within a limited time frame so as to demonstrate a range of grammar and vocabulary, and also to have enough ideas to put forth when discussing the questions ...

Heather humphries

Trying to encourage our students to both enjoy and benefit from reading texts in class can be a challenge and we often repeat the same task types with limited results. Below are a few extra ideas to help you think of twists on using texts in class to practise a range of skills, focus on ...

David Petrie

If you teach exams, you are probably familiar with the acronyms IELTS (International English Language Testing System) and TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language – internet based test).  These are possibly the most popular English language exams in terms of annual candidate numbers though, as candidate numbers are quite difficult to find, ...

Maureen

I’ve had an interesting few weeks recently, watching a situation unfold in my daughter’s workplace. The fields we work in are related, in a way, which means we have some understanding of each other’s context; however, they are more different than similar, if that makes any sense. For background, part of her and her colleagues’ ...

Chris Kelly

Discrimination is an ugly word. Nevertheless, when 70% of the jobs advertised on tefl.com require native speakers (Kiczkowiak: 2014) and many of the rest of them express a preference for such people, there is really no other way to describe it. The real question, then, is not whether or not discrimination exists, as that much ...