The International House Journal of Education and Development was founded by Charles Lowe (then director of IH London) and Matthew Barnard, in 1996.

The original intention was to provide a forum for debate, a platform for creating new ideas and re-floating old ones, debunking myths and generally generate a sense of adventure for people teaching TEFL or teaching English as a second language.

We hope to be readable but serious, though always with room to be lighthearted as well. We are always on the lookout for new materials ideas, papers, photos and articles. We always want profiles and pictures of your school and its teachers, so get on to the computer and start writing! It might be the start of something big – who knows, maybe you will be the next Ruth Gairns or Michael Lewis!