IH Journal of Education and Development

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Three years ago I made a small change to the Professional Development system at IH Bydgoszcz to make it easier to follow up on observation feedback in subsequentobservations. The impact it had was, I believe, as positive as I had hoped it would be for our teachers, but it had some wonderful and far-reaching repercussions ...

A few years back I remember seeing a quote online about how English likes to take other languages down alleys and steal their vocabulary.  I’ve always remembered it and it still makes me chuckle.  The actual quote has been attributed to James Nicoll[i], and tongue in cheek though it may be it’s not an inaccurate ...

Why do you want to read about our young learners’ class book competition? That’s a fair question; we don’t normally tell each other about the competitions we run.  But ‘The Class Book Competition’ (TCBC) has been a bit more than yet another competition for quite a few reasons and these, I’ll wager, will interest you ...

Many activities recommended by teacher’s books or resource books for young learners courses start with an instruction to ‘divide the class into teams’. Most games designed to practise English end with celebrating the winner’s luck, superior knowledge and intellect.  Grammar structures and vocabulary are being drilled as children are racing to beat each other, eager, ...

As I’m sure you are all aware, in 2014 we officially launched our brand new training course, the IH Certificate in Teaching Very Young Learners. “The new course is aimed at qualified and experienced language teachers that are interested in teaching very young learners, or have already taught young learners but would like specific training. ...

Alors que les principes du "Dogme", développés par Scott Thornbury et Luke Meddings sont déjà presque de l'histoire ancienne dans le monde anglophone, il semblerait qu'ils soient ignorés des enseignants du FLE : aucune trace, à ma connaissance, sur Internet et, au mieux, les professeurs de français en auraient juste entendu parlé. Ce phénomène serait-il ...

В современной коммуникативной методике преподавания английского языка (СКМПАЯ) активно используются термины, которые либо вообще не имеют эквивалентов в русском языке, либо их перевод является не совсем точным. В монографии А.Н Щукина [2] была предпринята попытка перевода многих терминов, но их отбор и перевод явно нуждаются в дополнительном внимании методистов и переводчиков. В данном словаре присутствуют ...

Our educational world is changing, and really fast. It is hence fair and even necessary to ask: Where do we go from here? As an experienced EFL teacher in Uruguay - a small, and, culturally speaking, European-minded South American country - and having taught for many years at all levels, I have seen my share of trends and ...

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This issue’s five in a flash is all about songs. And why not? Using songs and chants as a pedagogical tool to teach children language is a natural and logical choice. Singing is a natural and popular medium for both parent and child and by the time children come to us in the second language ...

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Delta: the stepping stone to management and teacher training? Delta: a long, hard slog, which breaks your teaching down completely, then builds you back up again taking your teaching to a whole different level? Delta: one of the most fruitful experiences of your life? Delta has many faces and everyone who does it has a completely different experience. ...