IH Journal of Education and Development

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Articles in the ‘Teacher Training and Development’ Section

What is this article? To reflect the face that this is my first entry as the new columnist of the teacher training/teacher development section of the IH Journal, I’d like look at where many of us first start our ELT careers, by doing (and presumably obtaining!) a pre-service, initial qualification such as CELTA. This article will ...

Peter Frey article

1. Introduction and Contextual Background According to the Doha News on 2 October, 2014, Qatar’s population had reached 2,187,326. This increase is sustained by an annual growth rate of 7.48%. As development continues at a rapid pace in preparation for the 2022 World Cup and 2030 National Vision, client requests for English language training are ...

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 ...

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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. ...

“Right, we’ve got a bit of an emergency. I was supposed to do today’s session, but we’ve just had a phone call from one of the teachers who is off sick. There is no one to cover her lesson, so Alina is going to swap sessions with me and I’ll cover the class. The problem ...

Teacher after her class: 'I did the present perfect again. But they still don’t know it.' Michael Swan once told a story in which a man claimed that he had taught his parrot three languages. Lots of people came to see this parrot and waited expectantly for it to speak. But it didn’t. It didn’t say ...

Every IH school is inspected and every inspection report has a section on compliance with the IHWO Teacher Charter. Within this section there is an area related to Educational Support and Teacher Development.  Unfortunately, the inspection criteria do not call for the use of vegetables (!) in the assessment of this area.  However, this article ...

It was an idea that grew from a chat over coffee and cake in the Café Roma, which in Tripoli, is where all the best ideas take shape. Emma had recently returned to Libya after being evacuated during the 2011 Revolution, whilst I was an enthusiastic new arrival to the country. The obvious challenges of ...

2012 has been quite a year for celebrations in the UK with the London Olympics and International House World and International House London have also been celebrating – 50 years since the first ground-breaking teacher training course at IH London.  We caught up with David Carr, Director of Teacher Training at IH London, to find ...

We’ve had rather an interesting time delivering CELTA courses at IH London and we want to share some of our quirky, fun and sometimes gratifying experiences with you. While it’s been great doing input barefoot in Chiang Mai (culturally appropriate, and feels great!) and challenging going to midnight TP during Ramadan in Saudi Arabia, ...