IH Journal of Education and Development

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Introduction It is generally acknowledged that English occupies the role of lingua franca in a globalised world and the goal of language learners is more often nowadays to be able to use English in communication with other ‘non-native’ speakers (NNSs) as an international language than as a foreign language in communication with its ‘native speakers’ (NSs).     In ...

"There can be no educational development without teacher development” Lawrence Stenhouse So there you are, the DoS, at the beginning of your institute’s academic year, re-enacting a scene which is, frankly, becoming a little too familiar: surrounded by last year’s dog-eared coursebooks and this years’ hopefuls (all bright covers and glossy gimmicks), the year calendar spread in ...

By Christopher Holloway with Alex Bishop, Cathy Harris, Oliver Eynon, Keeley Swain, Jeff Hogan, Vicky Simon, Clayre Heenan, Kate Pickering, Alistair Wood, Kevin Kennedy, Coletta Paluzzi, Brigitte Cassar, Andy McNeish, Charlotte Cole, Christina Anastasiadis Introduction: What does it mean to be a good teacher? We talk a great deal about methodology and even, these days, about post-methodology, ...

Professional development has come a long way since I first started teaching in 1981 and my most recent attempt to further mine was last summer when I did a Trinity-validated Blended Cert ICT (Certificate in Teaching Languages with Technology) course with the people at The Consultants-E (www.theconsultants-e.com). I enjoyed it thoroughly and have learnt a ...

Testing . . .  testing . . .  the IH Kazakhstan test preparation teacher training course by Adrienne Radcliffe Like many teachers I was basically thrown into teaching my first exam preparation class. My CELTA qualification and one year of experience did not prepare me for the paper-based TOEFL: random, discrete item multiple choice testing of grammar, ...

by Nick Kiley So, what is a hobby-horse, and are you indeed riding one? Why am I bothering to put finger to keyboard and make you read about it? According to Wikipedia: “From "hobby horse" came the expression "to ride one's hobby-horse", meaning "to follow a favourite pastime", and in turn, the modern sense of the ...

Who is it for? The Certificate in Advanced Methodology (CAM) is the new International House course aimed at two principal markets: Those teachers looking for a high level of methodological input for reasons of personal self-development to enable them to become more informed and reflective practitioners. Those teachers who are specifically aiming at a Diploma level qualification such ...

by Alex Rossi Q: Do you feel stuck in a training job going nowhere? Q: Are you underappreciated, underpaid and overworked – teaching the uninspired and the uninspiring? Q: Is the next rung on the teacher-training ladder tantalizingly out of your reach? Q: Is there even a ladder available to grasp at? Q: Are you wondering whether that ladder you ...

Building a bridge to China (by Peng Su and Stefano Maraessa) It's well known that other countries interest in China has been increasing in the past few years. China held the last Olympic games very successfully, both in the competitions and in the organisation. Its economy has been growing considerably, relationships with foreign countries have been ...