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Author: Anastasiya Shalamay. Article originally published in issue no. 48 of the IH Journal.   You’re basically a face-to-face teacher who’s had to transfer their in-presence teaching skills online. Have you noticed all the differences between the two ways of teaching? What changes do you......

Author: Thomas Entwistle. Article originally published in issue no. 48 of the IH Journal.   Do you have classes where all the students come from the same mother tongue? Monolignual classes pose specific challenges for teachers, e.g. the extended use of L1 in class. This......

Author: Claire Parsons. Article originally published in issue no. 48 of the IH Journal.   Correcting your students’ spoken English is always a topic of interest. Is it better to correct on the spot or to resort to delayed correction? And what type of errors......

Author: Xana de Nagy. Article originally published in issue no. 48 of the IH Journal.   Have you at some point taught kids? If you’re an ex-YL teacher, this article will certainly make you miss those times! If you’re still currently teaching children, you’ll certainly......

Author: Jamie King. Article originally published in issue no. 42 of the IH Journal. ELT, CCQs, TBL – how crazy are you about acronyms in teacher training? And have you ever wondered whether they might not favour form over meaning? This article cautions trainers and......

Author: Elna Coetzer. Article originally published in issue no. 42 of the IH Journal. Practising and consolidating critical thinking skills in the YL language class is no novelty to 21st-century teaching. How do you do it best, as a teacher? By answering questions. Chubby questions.......

Author: Kylie Malinowska. Article originally published in issue no. 42 of the IH Journal. What are coursebooks still for? With such a massive amount of online resources (games, crosswords, stories, songs, worksheets, flashcards, you name it), we might feel very tempted to do away with......

Author: Christopher Redmond. Article originally published in issue no. 44 of the IH Journal. Do you often feel out of your depth when trying to improve your students’ fluency, especially at lower levels? What would get them to speak more, what would break those barriers......

Authors: Matt Adams and Ethan Mansur. Article originally published in issue no. 46 of the IH Journal.   A very frequent (and often inconvenient) situation: you have to cover a lesson for a fellow teacher. It’s usually a last-minute request which leaves you little time......

Article originally poublished on the International House World Organisation (IHWO) blog on 9 April 2020.   Are you short of ideas about how to keep your students motivated and engaged during the Easter holiday? Professionals from several International House schools in Spain have come up......

Article originally published in the IH Journal, issue 47. Authors: Miguel Talag and Ethan Mansur   Isn’t PowerPoint an almost indispensable tool now that we’ve transited to teaching online because of the coronavirus pandemic? How good are you at making the best of it? Are......

Article originally published in the IH Journal, issue 47, adapted for this site. Author: Sandy Millin.   Are you struggling with the crazy amount of lesson planning you’ve got to do besides the teaching proper? Has stress become your permanent state of mind? How can......

Article originally published in the IH Journal, issue 47, adapted for this site. Author: Tatsiana Khudayerka.   Are you striving to improve your students’ ability to read fast a text in English? Do you sometimes find it hard to think of new ways of practising......

Author: Ilinca Stroe   Whether you are a more or a less experienced teacher, surely you must have, at some point, lived a moment when, casually monitoring your students mid-activity, you were shocked to notice that they were doing something totally unrelated to what they......

Article originally published in the IH Journal, issue 47. Author: Amy Gowers.   How do you feel about teaching teenagers? Intimidated? Uncomfortable? Out of your depth? Downright terrified? No, no, no: no need to worry, really. Teens are cool. So are you. This article gives......

Article originally published in the IH Journal, issue 45. Author: Anna Golc.   Wait! Is that the all so familiar EFL, up in the headline? Or something else? It’s actually ELF. Not “English as a foreign language”, but “English as a lingua franca”. A momentum-gaining......

Article originally published in the IH Journal, issue 44. Author: Xana de Nagy.   How green are your students? How sustainable are your teaching and their learning? The 3 Rs used to be about reading, writing and arithmetic. In today’s world, however, we should all......

Author: Ilinca Stroe, International House Bucharest   When it comes to determining which is more important, grammar or vocabulary, teachers of English as a foreign language usually have their favourite: some of us love teaching grammar, whereas some others find teaching vocabulary a thousand times......

Author: Ilinca Stroe   Let’s admit it: teachers, especially language teachers such as we TEFLers*, love to be liked by their students! Whenever we get this kind of feedback (“The students really like you”) from an observer, a trainer or an academic manager, we feel......

Author: Ilinca Stroe   Quite often, teachers of English as a foreign language (and, most probably, teachers of other languages, too) find themselves in the following situation: in the middle of a reading, speaking or writing activity, a student turns to them as to a......

Article originally published on the IH Journal blog. Author: Alex Zagorac.   If you’re looking for ideas to add fun and variety to both your adult classes and your young learner groups, here’s some inspiring input for you.   Puppets can be a great asset......

Article originally published in the IH Journal. Author: Xana de Nagy.   Minimal resources, maximal results? To ELT professionals, that’s a real ideal! Find it in this article which, apart from detailing how simplicity can yield great results in children and teenage classes, shows you......

This month’s blog post comes from Glenn Standish, DOS at IH Toruń. Thank you Glenn! It’s mid-term in a long, tiring but productive academic year. You’ve just finished writing the endless stream of reports, the parents meetings are planned and you as a teacher are......

 

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