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It’s never a good idea to get too pally with people at the IHWO Academic Managers and Trainers’ Conference, is it? Had I managed to remain more aloof, I’m sure Chris Ożόg would never have contacted me asking me if I would write a management column for the IHWO Journal. Had he been less charming ...

What motivated me to write this article The idea for this article came about during the IH inspection when the inspector, Lisa Phillips from IH Malta, asked me what I did to motivate myself after having worked as a DoS for more than a decade at the same school. At first Lisa’s question took me by surprise as I ...

One of the issues in EFL is how close to real life the classroom situation can be and realia, i.e. bringing in real objects – clothes, fruit, etc. can be effective. I once observed a lesson where the teacher brought in a box of soil to teach this vocabulary item to her class, the students ...

Many ESL/EFL teachers enjoy assigning speaking activities and watching students practice English in groups and pairs. However, going abruptly from one fluency activity to another can end up with students uncertain of what the point is. One crucial phase of a speaking activity is the report phase, where each group gives a summary of what they ...

Beaucoup d’enseignants et de maisons d’éditions ont compris l’intérêt d’introduire la littérature de jeunesse en cours de FLE et de multiplier les rencontres des enfants avec les lectures. Le récit littéraire, à travers les albums, est une aire de jeu pour la classe, c’est apprendre à comprendre, se familiariser avec la langue et voyager dans ...

This is the time of year when Universities, Further Education (FE) colleges and language teaching organisations such as International House World, British Council, Bell and many others start recruiting for work over the summer period. This work tends to take the form of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) which often includes IELTS preparation, General and ...

Issue 38 Editorial page

First of all, I am delighted to welcome to you to the October 2015 edition of the IH Journal! This is the new team’s first edition of the Journal together and it’s been a good experience working out our procedures.  There have been some behind the scenes changes from previous editions. One of the principle ...

technology column

I am something of a podcast addict, both as a consumer, and for the last year a creator. Making and producing The TEFL commute podcast, now in its second season, is quickly becoming my main hobby. With podcasting as a whole undergoing something of a revival of late, perhaps it’s time to introduce your students ...

Julian wood article

At IH Bristol Foreign Languages http://www.ihbristol.com/languages/department-of-foreign-languages , we’ve been improving our understanding and use of online learning. It can be hard for teachers to keep track of all the resources that are useful to our students. And we have found that so many useful learning tips and tricks can get lost or buried under a ...