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  The 2010 Ben Warren International House Trust Prize Winner   reviewed by Dave Tucker, IH Santa Clara Professor Cook states his case in bold style in his new book: Translation in Language Teaching. I quote: ‘I shall argue that for most contemporary language learners, translation should be a major aim and means of language learning, and a major ...

  The 2010 Ben Warren International House Trust Prize shortlist   reviewed by Diana England, IH Torres Vedras Whenever I’ve approached the topic of CLIL in teacher development sessions in mainstream schools, I’ve invariably been greeted with groans of ‘It’s all very well in theory’, ‘I don’t know much about world geography, let alone how to teach it’, and ...

reviewed by John Carry, IH Madrid Reviewing new language regularly is good practice for the simple reason that, if this is not done, it will soon be forgotten. I once heard that for a new piece of language to become stored in the long-term memory and for it to become part of the learner’s repertoire, it ...

reviewed by Shaun Wilden As a teacher trainer, I was intrigued when I first came across this publication from CUP.  It’s not often that sets of photocopiable material for trainers are published. Traditionally books aimed at teacher trainers are ones that give methods, ideas and suggestions. Teacher Training Essentials is a resource book of 30 ‘lessons’ divided ...

reviewed by Shaun Wilden, IH World For many teachers the lessons they fear teaching most are those that involve grammatical structures.  Given this ‘fear’, it is perhaps surprising that there aren’t many books on the market that deal directly with the teaching of grammar. “Teaching English Grammar” seeks to readdress this and provide a handy guide ...

Reviewed by Philip Kerr Unsurprisingly, recent years have seen a spate of books for English language teachers that look at technological aspects of teaching and learning. These include the excellent How to Teach English with Technology (by Gavin Dudeney & Nicky Hockly), Blended Learning (by Pete Sharma & Barney Barrett), and The Internet and the Language ...

reviewed by Kay Brushett, IH Vancouver Intrigued by the title, I was expecting a book about the theory and practices of including reflective activities in the classroom that would require students to examine their opinions, beliefs, and values.  I was surprised, yet not quite disappointed, to find that the book was in fact about the mental ...

reviewed by Dominic Harris, IH Bristol Despite being part of the ‘computer generation’ and clinging, by my fingernails, to my twenties I have remained throughout my adult life a mild technophobe. Thus it was with a degree of trepidation that I risked my first baby steps across the carpet of O.U.P. Online Testing. Indeed, I’m relatively ...

Reviewed by Andrew Scott, IH Journal Editor This year’s Ben Warren Prize winner has a formidable title. At the start of the book, Dörnyei notes that ‘the study of the acquisition, processing, and mental representation of a second/foreign language (L2) is in a process of transition towards acquiring a new disciplinary identity that is increasingly linked ...

Reviewed by Margaret Horrigan, IH Rome - Manzoni When this book arrived in my hand for review I was pretty excited. Second Language Acquisition (SLA) was something I had to study a while back. The author, Lourdes Ortega, was one of those names that kept recurring over the duration of my own research and when I ...