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I’ve never been to IATEFL…

Originally posted on A Muse Amuses:
My 16-year-and-counting career has had its ups (I’ve just finished a fabulous intensive DELTA course and am about to write a synchronous online Delta Module One course) and downs (at the last count I’ve…

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Celebrating the success of the Olympics Opening with a reading lesson for B1 to C2

Wasn’t the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games brilliant?  Danny Boyle and those thousands of volunteers did a fabulous job keeping us entertained for over three hours on Friday night, revelling in the best of British music, history … Continue reading

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The Post-CELTA Joys of teaching in Jujuy by Emily Droege

Hi Neil and Fran! After just over a year in AR (a fabulous year!), I’ve just returned to my home near Albuquerque New Mexico.  I thought I’d give you all a quick update on what I’ve done with my CELTA. … Continue reading

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IH Teachers Online Conference – 50 years of IH Teacher Training

On Friday 25th May teachers from all of the IH schools around the world (over 150 in over 50 countries) will be coming together online to share experiences and knowledge and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first IH teacher training course, … Continue reading

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Spring 2012 edition of the IH journal out now!

 
 Dear All,

We are very pleased to be sending you the spring edition of the IH Journal – issue 32.   In this issue we have included the new special interest columns – Developing teachers and Young Learners.
 
The contents page below will give you a taster of what you can find in Issue 32. To read more, click here!

Celebrating 50 years of teacher training

Classroom Matters

  • Listening and self-access: a perfect partnership – Arizio Sweeting
  • Politeness and pragmatics in NNS interactions – Chia Suan Chong
  • Surviving your first year as an ELT teacher: what the CELTA doesn’t prepare you for as a NQT – Lewis Waitt

 
Management Matters

  • Delegation – Letting go or losing control? – Maureen McGarvey

 
Teacher Training and Development

  • The first ever IH Teachers’ online conference: ‘a proud moment in IH history!’ – Alastair Grant
  • Observations on observations – Chris Ożóg
  • IH CPD scheme – Shaun Wilden
  • Leaving a mark – Colin Barnett
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Special Interest Columns

  • Young Learners – Kylie Malinowska, IHWO YL Advisor
  • Developing Teacher – Sandy Millin, IH Newcastle

 
Reviews
Speak Out series – reviewed by Stefano Federici, IH Rome Manzoni
Digital Play – reviewed by Shaun Wilden, IHWO
Communicative activities for EAP – reviewed by Norman Cain, IH Rome Manzoni
Teaching the pronunciation of ELF – reviewed by Chia Suan Chong, IH London

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Two Years On – looking back on my CELTA experience

Lorraine Kipling, who took the CELTA with us in August 2009, looks back on her experience and how it helped during her first two years of teaching: My CELTA training experience at IH Belgrano was entirely positive. Of course it was stressful … Continue reading

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Fifty Years of IH in Broad Brush Strokes – by Brita Haycraft

John and I arrived in Cordoba so that he could write and both of us could live on giving English classes. Neither of us was thinking of founding a school. But three weeks later sixty Cordobese people had passed through two … Continue reading

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A Sporting Chance – Neil McMahon’s presentation – ABS Conference March 2012

Do you find yourself behind the eight ball when idioms come out of left field?  Are you out of your depth when idiom-loving friends call the shots? Give yourself a sporting chance to cover all the bases as we dive … Continue reading

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Activating the passive – Anya Shaw’s presentation – ABS Conference March 2012

Activating the passive We teach the passive voice… The the passive voice is taught… Have a look in most coursebooks and this is how the passive is presented and practised. However, the challenge faced by students and teachers alike is … Continue reading

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Clem Duran’s story

I have been asked to write something about my relationship with English; something to do with my first steps perhaps, or my difficulties or problems at Teacher Training College (the Profesorado), or even after that. After changing my mind several … Continue reading

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