IH London at IATEFL 2016


The 50th annual IATEFL (International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language) Conference and Exhibition takes place at the University of Birmingham on 13 - 16 April 2016.

Come and meet the IH London team between talks and workshops. You'll be able to discuss training options and ELT trends with IH London trainers, teachers and staff. Or just stop by to say hello and catch up with friends. Our stand number is 46.

Speakers from International House London

This year six of our teachers, teacher trainers and academic managers will be delivering talks over the period of the conference.



Danny Norrington-Davies

Workshop: From rules to reasons and other little tweaks            

This workshop explores some limitations of comprehension questions, rule discovery exercises and controlled practice activities.

We will the try out some creative alternatives and explore why focusing on reasons rather than rules can lead our learners to greater understanding of language items and provide extensive opportunities for more meaningful and communicative practice. 

Varinder UnluVarinder Unlu
The Teacher Trainer journal 30th birthday panel with Tessa Woodward

I will be giving a talk as part of a panel discussion on moving from teaching into management. My talk will be on how and why I became a DOS, how the job is different from teaching and what kind of training and development can help teachers who find themselves in a management role.


Richard Chinn

Richard  Chinn and Marie Willoughby

How do you train teachers to approach listening skills in class? 

This workshop will examine some limitations of current approaches to teaching listening and provide examples of practical techniques for skills development. It will also suggest how we, as trainers, can address the disconnect between testing comprehension and developing learners’ listening skills on initial training courses.


Simon Dunton

Simon Dunton

How Queer – dealing with LGBT moments in the classroom

Based on past classroom experiences, this talk will demonstrate how LGBT-related moments can occur in any EFL classroom and explore what teachers can and should do when reacting to, or purposefully introducing, these topics in their classrooms.


Joanna Stansfield

Joanna Stansfield

Less is (not always) more: a defence of TP points 

The talk discusses the importance of TP points as a training tool on a pre-service teacher training course with suggestions on how to make them more effective.


Jenni Cannings

I will be doing a workshop which will focus on intonation. The session will look at ways to raise students’ awareness of intonation, difficulties which can occur when teaching it, and examine some of the benefits of using authentic listening texts in place of coursebook materials for this purpose. 


IATEFL 2016 at the ICC, University of Birmingham