Welcome to Issue 31

When we initially asked for contributions to this issue of the IH Journal and explained the theme was ‘Changing Worlds’ to reflect the essence and core values of what it means to be part of the International House World network we realised that it would be open to many different interpretations and give enormous scope for a wide range of articles. Therefore, we are delighted to be able to include a varied and diverse array of excellent contributions which I think it itself not only reflects the diversity within the IH network but also the fact that we are united by these same values. The articles range from a personal account of what it has meant for one teacher to work for IH schools, to how the values are incorporated into the workings of the YL department of another school, to how one school has implemented the new branding project and a practical guide for other schools to follow to name but a few.

I very much hope that you enjoy reading them, along with all the other articles and reviews in this issue.

I am also very happy to have taken over as Editor of the IH Journal and to take advantage of the general ‘changing worlds’ theme at IHWO we will be reviewing the Journal itself and looking into the direction we would like it to take in the future. We would like to include regular columns dedicated to Young Learners, Teacher Development, Exam Classes, Technology and Modern Languages written by experts in these fields. We will also be sending out a survey to all Directors and DoSes to find out their views on the future direction of the Journal.

Elizabeth Arbuthnott, IH Journal Editor