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As a contributor to the very first issue of the IHJ, I was extended the huge courtesy and trust of an invitation to guest edit this 20th anniversary issue. It was an honour and a privilege that delighted and daunted me. It allowed me, like many of our contributors, to read back through the issues ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Welcome to the June 2015 issue of the IH Journal! Earlier in the year we conducted a poll of IH Journal users and asked you what you would like to see more of in the IH Journal. Thank you to everyone who took part, your input was very useful and we have taken it account when ...

Can it really be 60 years since John and Brita Haycraft took the intrepid step to move to Spain and 60 years since the first IH was born in that tiny flat in Cordoba?  Has so much changed since then?  I think the answer would be yes, and no.  The network has obviously mushroomed in ...

Editorial As you may have noticed, in 2012 we have been celebrating 50 years of teacher training at International House.  The first IH Teacher Training programme was launched by John and Brita Haycraft at International House London in June 1962. The Haycrafts’ vision was of a language learning experience which focused on communication and encouraged cultural ...

When we initially asked for contributions to this issue of the IH Journal and explained the theme was ‘Changing Worlds’ to reflect the essence and core values of what it means to be part of the International House World network we realised that it would be open to many different interpretations and give enormous scope ...

Which English should we teach? The issues surrounding which English we should teach are complex. A third of the world’s population is using English today “with varying levels of fluency” (Crystal, 2010,  p. 8 ) and this diversity of use and users has given rise to the terms ‘World Englishes’ (Mesthrie and Bhatt, 2008, p. 3) and “English ...

Andrew Scott, IH Journal Editor The International House Journal is now fully online and we are reaching new readers around the world. Although the old hard copy might be missed by some, there is no doubt that the digital edition is far more accessible to language teaching professional wherever they work. With ever increasing visits to ...

The type of teacher I am has changed over time.  And the type of teacher I have been working towards becoming has also changed over time. Initially, the dynamic and inspiring teacher trainers on my CELTA course were the goal, something to aim for long term. Then with my first few years came experienced colleagues, ...