IH Journal of Education and Development

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Articles in the ‘Young Learners’ Section

IH Madrid has been snooping on you! A bit like GCHQ, the CIA, the NSA, or the News of the World, IHM (IH Madrid) has been monitoring your communications. Before you get too worried, I should say that it’s all above board and that you should be very happy about this. So, it’s nothing like ...

Why does spelling appear, on the one hand,  to be simple and something any reasonably intelligent person should be able to do but, on the other hand, cause so many children to feel nervous and frustrated? Do we pay enough attention to spelling in our classes considering the fact that it often becomes one of ...

A handy list of key ideas for people taking on very young learner classes (3-5 yrs old) for the first time. Praise: Infants need lots and lots and lots of praise and rewards – use stickers or stamps on hands, congratulations on work well done, high fives, star charts, written comments on worksheets or book, smiley ...

The buzz word for 2013 is Demand High Teaching (DHT). However, in International House Sabadell, it is not just a trend; it is our teaching philosophy. What does it mean to demand high in the classroom? What implications does this have for learners, and most importantly for teachers? This article will explore these questions with ...

  Kylie Malinowska (IHWO YL Advisor) & Sophie Montagne (IHWO Membership Services & Internal Communications) The 2012 Young Learners’ Conference in Prague, Czech Republic was well-supported and thoroughly enjoyed by all. Held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd March, 63 YL teachers and coordinators from 37 IH schools in 18 countries gathered in the Czech capital for two ...

The world is changing. The world has changed. We live in an age of companies named after fruit with their iThis and iThat.  We live in a world of instant access and instant information, a world in which Google tells you when a page is written in foreign language and then offers to translate it ...

Introduction This article draws on data from the large scale, longitudinal study Early Language Learning in Europe (ELLiE) to discuss children’s perceptions of effective learning environments and consider the extent to which these may be both age-specific and culturally defined. The findings indicate that teachers and school managers may need to give greater consideration to designing ...

Many teachers treat teenagers and grammar like strong drinks: fine in moderation; dangerous in excessive quantities; potentially lethal if mixed. Indeed, it would be possible to form a support group for teachers recovering from harrowing experiences such as spending two weeks on auxiliaries only for the girl in the back row to repeat, ‘I no ...

by Martin Keon With summer fast approaching and recruitment issues arising for summer schools, this article has been written to offer some insight into summer schools for teachers doing this for the first time.  It is based on my own experience of teaching and senior positions in summer schools. I’ve been teaching in summer schools for four ...

By Mark Lowe The stimulus for this article came from ‘English through Music’, a book published by OUP in its Oxford Basics for Children series. I was asked to review it by the editor of the IH Journal. The book was fine as far as it went; however, it did not go very far. There were ...