IH Journal of Education and Development

IH Journal Issues

open all | close all

Sections

open all | close all

IH Journal Issues:

Author Archive

In this article, I will present the description of three grammar games, which will be described. By grammar game, I mean an entertaining activity involving learners in order for them to comfortably acquire the grammar point. I will try to argue for the importance of teaching grammar through fun.           Constant explanation of grammar rules and decontextualizing ...

Introduction One of the most complex and challenging English language areas that learners have to master in the development of their interlanguage is the use of verb forms, especially the correlation between tense, time and aspect. This possibly occurs because English language teaching methodologies which deal with these grammatical categories somewhat struggle to establish a clear ...

Jürgen Kremer, transpersonal psychologist and spiritual practitioner, defines tales of power as conscious verbal constructions based on numinous experiences in non-ordinary reality, “which guide individuals and help them to integrate the spiritual, mythical, or archetypal aspects of their internal and external experience in unique, meaningful, and fulfilling ways” (Kremer, 1988, p.192). Such stories can broaden ...

etiquette /ˈɛtɪkɛt/ /ɛtɪˈkɛt/ noun the customary code of polite behavior in society or among members of a particular profession or group. ORIGIN mid 18th cent.: from French étiquette ‘list of ceremonial observances of a court,’ also ‘label, etiquette,’ from Old French estiquette. Last month I entered my classroom brightly at 12.00pm for my usual Academic Writing class or, as ...

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 ...

Liz and John Soars, authors of Headway published by Oxford University Press, received MBEs from the Queen at Buckingham Palace on 8th February 2011 in recognition of the contribution they have made to the learning and teaching of English over the last twenty-five years. Headway was first published in 1986 as a two-level course and its ...

Simon Kent, co-author of the Market Leader and Language Leader series, has over 20 years' teaching experience including three years as an in-company trainer in Berlin at the time of German reunification. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Business English and General English at London Metropolitan University. Market Leader was first published in 2000 as ...

As teachers, you’ve all probably looked despairingly at your coursebook at one time or another and thought “I could do better than this!” – and maybe you’re right. However it’s easy to criticise from the outside, without realising the constraints under which both publishers and authors work. After 18 years in the classroom, I first ...

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. ...