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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 ...

Yvonne Dagan

Part one of this article appeared on the IH Journal blog earlier in July: http://ihjournal.com/blog  As teachers, we might be answering our call to a higher vocational power but the people recruiting us are making business decisions against market-driven revenue and fixed costs, of which we are one. It is therefore essential to have some business acumen ...

French

Vous êtes à la recherche d’un article plein de termes techniques et d’idées révolutionnaires qui vont complètement changer votre manière d’enseigner ? Alors ne continuez pas la lecture parce que vous risquez de perdre votre temps, désolé. En revanche, si des mots comme sincérité, authenticité, et ouverture d’esprit vous intéressent, je vous propose de me suivre. ...

russian

Фонетические игры на занятиях РКИ (для студентов разных этапов обучения)  Надежда Власова, преподаватель РКИ, RUS-RFL school, IH-Воронеж, Россия  Фонетические игры очень полезны на различных этапах обучения РКИ (элементарном, базовом, продвинутом). Многие из приведенных ниже игр могут быть использованы на любом этапе. При этом сам фонетический материал будет постепенно усложняться. Эти же идеи могут пригодиться преподавателям любого языка! ...

antonella

Gestire una classe include diversi aspetti:clima di classe,la leadship del docente,tipo di autorità,le dinamiche della classe Il clima di classe puo essere influienzato d aatteggiamenti che danneggiano la relazione educativa,mentre la leadership del docente può essere inesistente,autoritaria,autorevole,democratica,distaccata.Si deve propendere per la figura dell’insegnante assertivo,attraverso la osservazione sistematica delle dinamiche della classe. Se la leadership nel tempo ...

Text chat cover

Text Chat Activities is self-published resource book from Mark Oliver. The book, published in late 2015, provides 29 ICT-based lesson tasks focusing on pair and group work. It is available as an e-book only. The introductory section gives an overview of text chat, explaining what it is and how text chat activities can benefit learners. Here’s Oliver’s ...

Editorial screenshot

Welcome to issue 39 of the IH Journal and our first edition of 2016. It’s been the usual busy start to the year for everyone involved in teaching and we’re no different. We have a larger than normal issue for you this time and there have been some changes to the Special Interest Columns, so ...