IH Journal of Education and Development

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Articles in the ‘Teacher Training and Development’ Section

Monica Ruda

It might sound like an oxymoron, but often teachers cannot (or will not) be taught – that is what I have concluded in my seven years in the TEFL world. Training and development should play a vital role in every teacher’s professional life; in fact, institutions that offer such opportunities are better regarded than the ones that do not. So, why ...

Celestina

So, you’ve completed your initial teacher training qualification. Well done! There may have been a moment (or two or three) when you thought you wouldn’t make it, but make it you did. Take a deep breath, enjoy the feelings of relief and satisfaction…  OK. That’s enough. The real work is only just beginning. Five, Six, maybe ...

Robbie McDonald

Back in 2009, I started work as a TEFL teacher at BKC-IH Moscow. Despite it being a relatively long time ago, I vividly remember my induction sessions and meeting the Director of Studies (DoS), various Assistant Directors of Studies (ADoS) and Teacher Trainers and wondering what steps they had taken in the careers to become ...

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 ...