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Does business need culture? You bet it does. As business globalises at increasing speed, companies large and small are sourcing new supplies, seeking out new markets and new clients and engaging in JV’s (joint ventures) and mergers and acquisitions in countries from China to Kazakhstan. International research suggests that up to 70% of new international ...

What is the sound of one finger clapping? If you’d been at the world’s first IHWO Teachers’ Online Conference (TOC) on Friday 25th  November last year, you’d know…. well, ok, technically the online platform Blackboard Collaborate (very kindly provided by Oxford University Press) remains silent when an audience member presses the “applause” button, but if there ...

Oh no, not an observation!  Every teacher will doubtless be able to tell you about a nightmare observation in which everything went wrong and to which the resulting dreaded feedback was every bit as critical as feared (I know I could). Such anecdotes often reveal inherent problems in the observations procedures in a school in the ...

CPD seems to be one of the ELT buzzwords of 2012.  The annual IATEFL conference seemed to have a greater emphasis on it than ever this year, with everyone from the publishers through to exam bodies (re)launching initiatives aimed at CPD and the language teacher.  In case you don’t know, CPD stands for Continuous Professional Development; ...

淤泥 (Yu Ni) = a fertile sediment that builds up along river banks or at river deltas (silt) SYLTs (Shanghai Yunnan Local Tutors) = one of the results of IH London‘s involvement in education projects in China, since 2005. Origins of SYLTs Back in 2010, the IHL-GP Shanghai team faced a number of challenges in connection with the ...

Reflecting on the theme of this issue of the IH Journal, changing worlds, I was prompted to write about the biggest change in my teaching world over the past few months – participating in the first IH World Online Workshop in June.  By writing this piece I hope to encourage more teachers to take part ...

Due to the rise of English as an international language many more people around the world are studying English as a foreign or second language. As it is now believed that non-native English speakers (NNESs) outnumber their native speaking counterparts (Jenkins, 2000), it is highly likely that there are more non-native English speaking teachers (NNESTs) ...

  Preparation time: 2-3 hours Event time: About 2 hours (including 20 minute refreshments break) Serves: About 30 participants in a reasonably sized classroom Ingredients: 2 CELTA trainers 2 ex-CELTA trainees from the centre an International House teaching DVD 3 decent sized pictures of interesting looking doors decent sized pictures of a monk, The Great Wall of China and a class of English language ...

Abstract: With solid economic growth and a large number of universities that offer degrees with course content in English, the need for qualified English language teachers has been a problem since 2001, according to Kabilan (2007). International House (IH) Malyasia and Limkokwing English Language Centre (LEC) both function on the same premises at Limkokwing Univeristy ...

1 Introduction “You’re really not going to like it.” According to an ancient and sacred text*, this is the Deep Thought computer’s sheepish prelude to the revelation that the ultimate answer to life, the universe and everything is, um…..forty-two. Perhaps the challenges posed by in-service professional development for teachers have a similarly crisp answer somewhere. ...