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paul-emmerson

Congratulations IH Journal on your 20th birthday anniversary. I did my CELTA at IH Lisbon in 1991, and then worked at the IH London Executive Centre as a freelance teacher from 1993 to 2009. Sixteen years! It was during this period that I wrote the first editions of my books (Email English, Business Grammar Builder, ...

kylie-column

Congratulations International House Journal of Education and Training. 20 years of sharing information with educators and trainers around the globe! In honor of this achievement, this issue’s YL Column is… Five Ways for Young Learners to Share their Work Roll out the red carpet It’s the end of year/semester performance. The parents are seated in neat rows. ...

jamie-image-1

What is this article?  I recently found my way to a random blog about CELTA course experiences (something a teacher trainer should never do!) where one candidate bemoaned the lack of meaningful focus on reflective practice on the course. This was a candidate who had previously qualified as primary or secondary teacher where this was a ...

british-council

How do you create a cohesive team of teachers, across a country the size of India? How do you keep them motivated, without a traditional bricks-and-mortar teaching centre, meeting them face-to-face only a few times a year? This article discusses makes practical suggestions for managing the challenges, based on our experiences in India. Over 20,000 learners ...

shaun-wilden

Having spent a few days reading through all twenty years of the IH journal to see what has been said about technology, I feel like I deserve to be an honorary member of S.O.D.S.  Perhaps double so as I recently asked Santa for a retro gaming system so I can play the original Super Mario, ...

maureen-mcgarvey

I grew up with Scottish parents and Irish grandparents, and a multiplicity of aunts, uncles and cousins. We were the only members of our family who had moved away from Clydebank [near Glasgow] and I had the misfortune [in my family’s eyes] of being the only one in the family who was born in England. ...

david-petrie

When asked to read, learners often bend their heads to the page and focus intently on the text, word by word, in an attempt to build meaning from a bottom up perspective – from letters to word to sentence to paragraph and from there, eventually, to text.  This is obviously quite time consuming and in ...

sandy-millin

In keeping with the retrospective nature of this edition of the IH Journal, I thought it might be interesting to share some of the wealth of resources available on the Internet connected to the history of English language teaching (ELT), and of the English language itself. A Different Kind of English History Starting off on a very ...

carlo-cimino

La didattica come Laboratorio: uno degli approcci migliori per costruire competenze  Questa Nota vuole portare a conoscenza a quanti operano come educatori e insegnanti nelle scuole  di vario ordine e grado, di quanto sia necessario un approccio didattico più efficace e innovativo  per tanti ragazzi con  bisogni educativi speciali e unici. Il presente lavoro riporta nella fattispecie ...

Editorial issue 40

“Trainer: a person who teaches skills to people or animals and prepares them for a job, activity, or sport”1 Welcome to the 40th Edition of the International House Journal! It’s summer for most of the world as I write, and with the sunshine comes a busy period in teacher training. With many private language schools and public institutions enjoying a well-earned break from regular course provision or the stresses ...