IH Journal of Education and Development

IH Journal Issues:

Articles in the ‘Special Interest Column – Young Learners’ Section

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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. ...

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With the 20th Anniversary of the IH Journal and the launch this year of #MyTEFLstory it seemed right for this issue’s Five in a Flash to be about Teacher Development for YL Teachers. Whilst this issue’s column is more of a fleshy five and not exactly a flash to read, I hope the longer than ...

If you have any experience teaching our littlest of English learners, the under 6 set, you’ll know only too well that there is arguably little else more important (or more difficult) for us than classroom management. One can never be too organised or vigilant when teaching these amazing little minds. No matter how exciting the ...

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I’ve just recently been asked to present a series of workshops on using graded readers in primary settings. I haven’t planned it all out, and I’m not sure yet what I will do as I have to admit I haven’t used graded readers for a long time. Years in fact.  I used to love using ...

Elephants article

Note: The below is an adaptation of an article that was first published as ‘If it’s not about elephants, it’s irrelephant! Memes for teaching early years’ in IATEFL’s YLT SIG Journal ‘C&TS Digital’, Issue 2, 2015. The Elephant Lady At last year’s International House DOS Conference, I was scheduled to present at the same time as ...

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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 ...

At the 2014 IH DOS Conference I shared some ideas for using project work to tackle common problems in YL classrooms and the feedback I got from participants was overwhelmingly positive. And why wouldn’t it be? Nothing quite beats project work for developing the whole child and practicing experiential learning. Project work encourages learner independence, ...

Some people call it the ‘Silly Season’. It’s that time of year again when, traditionally, YL teachers do the ol’ Christmas lesson. Over the years I’ve done countless ‘Christmas in Australia’ gapfills, letters to Santa etc.  If done well, there’s nothing wrong with the ol’ Christmas lesson, but if you’re looking for a bit more ...

By Kylie Malinowska There has never been a more exciting time to be part of the International House family! With 60th anniversary celebrations happening all over the network, there is a lot to get excited about. So for this issue’s ‘Five in a Flash’, it’s..... 5 ways for YL teachers to make the most of working for ...

Social Media and the TEYL Teacher by Kylie Malinowska, IHWO Of great interest to YL teachers (or at least should be) is the growing number of great articles written about technology and ELT. If you’re anything like me though, it can be a bit of an overwhelming information overload, especially with the ever present feelings of ...