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                  Editorial Changing Worlds ‘What’s Rufus?’ -  Mark Forehand About changing worlds, core values and working at an IH school - Helga Kuipers Classroom Matters Teaching values and valuing teachers – Wayne Rimmer Management Matters What we say and what we do – changing the way things ‘just are’ - Neil Preston Young Learners The Two Faces of Values – Christopher Holloway and Alex ...

When we initially asked for contributions to this issue of the IH Journal and explained the theme was ‘Changing Worlds’ to reflect the essence and core values of what it means to be part of the International House World network we realised that it would be open to many different interpretations and give enormous scope ...

At IH Kyiv we have begun the process of incorporating the new IH Branding policy as one of the initial rollout schools.  There are approximately 20 schools involved in this first phase of the project. This article hopes to provide a basic primer on the things to think about; the benefits as well as the ...

It´s funny to write an article for the IH Journal shortly after finding out that our school will no longer be a member of IHWO – news that affected me deeply on a personal and emotional level. Why? “It´s not like you´ve lost your job”, some friends said the other day, “such a long time with ...

What do teachers want from us? Language teaching organisations (LTOs) often pose the question the other way round, what they want from teachers. This begins with post specifications at the interview stage and continues during employment with job descriptions, lesson observation criteria, student feedback, performance appraisals and a whole host of other yardsticks, not always ...

I’ve been lucky that I’ve always been a DOS in already mostly functional and happy workplaces and staff rooms, thanks to the excellent work that has gone before me and all I have been left with is the task of keeping it going and making it better. The core values that IH embraces as its ...

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 ...

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 ...