Frank McGirr is a teacher and photographer based in Gernmany. Here Frank talks about his session on at the Image Conference in Lisbon. I am an advocate of flipped learning who has developed pioneering new ways of using the approach in language learning. Student centred,self-discovery lies at the heart of flipped learning, a characteristic
We are delighted to announce that the provisional schedule for The Image Conference in Lisbon on 13th and 14th October is now available. Speakers include leading experts in the use of image in language education such as Antonia Clare, Carmen Herrero, Sandie Mourao, Ben Goldstein, Anna Whitcher, Paul Dummett, Sylvia Karastathi , Dave Tucker, Elena Romero, Jelena
Candy Fresacher, who looked at the importance of colour in language education, talks about her experience at the Image Conference in Valetta, Malta. 1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? I liked the fact that it was a very specific conference that really dealt in detail with the visual in the EFL classroom.
Bozica Saric-Cvjetkovic, who spoke about using video in ELT, talks about her experience at the Image Conference in Valletta, Malta. 1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? The best thing for me was meeting new colleagues who all share the same passion for the use of visuals in ELT, whether it
1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? Selfishly speaking, I actually enjoyed very much sharing my ideas in my workshop and seeing the participants so involved. 2. How was The Image Conference different from other conferences you’ve been to? Very visual and attention grabbing. 3. What were the main discussion points to
Magdalena Wasilewska, whose session was on how to deal with a ‘multi stimuli’ generation in the ELT classroom, talks about her experience at the Image Conference in Valletta, Malta. 1.What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? Actually, I enjoyed almost everything. The venue, the speakers, the events. Highly professional. 2.How was The Image Conference
Rob Howard, who talked about how to use video effectively in ELT, answers the Image Conference questionnaire and talks about his experience in Valetta, Malta. 1.What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? The networking with colleagues, the chance to share and hear new ideas. 2.How was The Image Conference different from other conferences
Magdalena is a graduate of Warsaw University in Poland – Teacher Training College and Amercian Studies Center. She is a teacher with over 20 years of experience, DOS in a private school of English “Green Hills Academy”, a graduate of Teacher Trainer Academy – DOS- ELTea, Cambridge oral examiner, conference speaker, licenced tour guide.
Registration for the Image Conference on 6 October and the ELT Malta Conference on 7-8 October in Valetta, Malta is now open. You can register here.
Vanja Fazinic is a teacher of English and German to students aged 10-15 at Don Lovre Katic Primary School in Solin, Croatia. She has strong interest in making film in the language classroom and her current challenge is to integrate collaborative filmmaking projects into the curriculum and her teaching context. Here Vanja answers The
Hugh Dellar is a teacher and teacher trainer based in London. He is the co-author of the Outcomes and Innovations series and the online teacher development course, Teaching Lexically. He is currently working on a methodology book for DELTA also entitled Teaching Lexically as well as a second edition of Outcomes and some ELT
Ina S. Gray is the Head of Language Centre, University of Wismar, Germany. With a background in European Studies and higher education didactics, Ina has been working as a lecturer at the university’s Language Centre since 2008. Her passion lies in the psychology of teaching and learning. In Ina’s session at The Image Conference
We are delighted to announce that the keynote speakers at The Image Conference organised in conjunction with MELTA in Munich, Germany on 5th December will be Ceri Jones, Hugh Dellar, Jane Arnold, Paul Driver, Anna Whitcher, Fiona Mauchline, and Kieran Donaghy. All of the speakers are leading experts and practitioners in the use of images in language
We are delighted to announce that Ceri Jones will be the opening plenary speaker at the fourth edition of The Image Conference in Munich on 5th December. Ceri is a teacher, trainer and materials writer who has worked in ELT for over 25 years in Italy, Hungary, Spain and the UK. She is now mainly involved
We are delighted to announce that the fourth edition of The Image Conference organised by the Munich English Language Teachers’ Association is being held at the Gasteig in Munich, Germany on Saturday 5th December. The conference, which is the only event dedicated exclusively to the use of images in language teaching, will bring together leading
1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? The best thing about this conference and the first conference in Barcelona was the huge variety of talks. There are so many interpretations on how to use images for language learning and I felt that all the speakers I saw gave a unique
Anna Whitcher talks about her experience as a speaker and delegate at The Image Conference. 1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? What I liked most about The Image Conference was the sense of familiarity the group had throughout the day and also the cohesiveness of the program. Coming from so far
Teacher, trainer and materials writer Samantha Lewis talks about her experience as a speaker and delegate at The Image Conference Córdoba. Thank you to Samantha for her great answers. 1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? It was a chance to come away with lots of practical, creative ideas and thought-provoking at the
Teacher, trainer and coach Fiona James answers talks about her experiencec as a delegate at The Image Conference Córdoba. Many thanks to Fiona for her very perseptive comments. 1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? I enjoyed networking with professionals on an international level and sharing ideas and feelings about our role as educators. For
180 delegates from throughout Europe enjoyed the third edition of The Image Conference, the only language learning conference in the world exclusively on the use of images, in the beautiful city of Córdoba. Many delegates have commented on the impressive line-up and how well the conference was organised. The efficient organisation is down
In this video teacher, trainer and writer talks about his session with editor and film producer Anna Whithcer, A Visual Manifesto for Language Teaching, at The Image Conference in Córdoba on 22nd November. You can find out more about Kieran and Anna, and their session below. Kieran Donaghy Kieran Donaghy
Teacher, trainer and writer Kieran Donaghy talks about his opening plenary session Teaching English Through Film in a World of Screens at The Image Conferencec in Córdoba on 22nd November. You can find out more about Kieran and his talk below. Kieran Donaghy Kieran Donaghy is a teacher, trainer and award-winning
In this video the founder of The Image Conference, Kieran Donaghy, talks about the impressive line up at the event in Córdoba on 22nd November.
University lecturer Ina Gray answers The Image Conference questionnaire. Your favourite video to use in class: Different ones for different areas of ESP: – Architecture: Grand Designs (a Channel 4 documentary series) – Architecture/topic: floor plans: Happy home (a video produced by architecture students in 2013) – Business Communication/topic: job applications: The
Teacher trainer and writer Ben Goldstein answeers The Image Conference questionnaire. Your favourite film/work of art/video game: I don’t ever tire of looking at Mark Rothko’s abstract expressionist paintings, I can lose myself in them. Your favourite video to use in class: One of my favourites is “Forgetfulness” – a brilliant animation
Professor, teacher trainer and materials writer Donna Fields gives us an insight into her fascinating talk at The Image Conference in this video. You can find out more about Donna and her talk below. Donna Fields has a doctorate in folktales, is a professor and consultant at the Valencian International University, and is
Writer, editor and film producer Anna Whitcher answers The Image Conference Questionnaire. Your favourite film/work of art/video game: My favorite movie of all time is Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo. I saw it for the first time when I was about 15 years old in a classic movie theater here in my native San Francisco, and
The Image Conference founder Kieran Donaghy talks about his plenary session, Short and Sweet: Using Short Films to Promote Creativity and Communication at The Image Conference Brasilia on 25th October. Kieran’s site on the use of film in language teaching Film English recently won a British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources.
Teacher, teacher trainer and education technology expert David Deubelbeiss talks about his session at The Image Conference, Brasilia Video in the ELT Classroom. David is the Director of Education at English Central possibly the best website for learning English. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YxDOauJd64&w=640&h=480]
The Second Edition of The Image Conference is taking place in Brasilia, Brazil on Friday 25th October. The event has been organised by the Brasilia Chapter of Braztesol and has the support of the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG. Braztesol have put together a very impressive lineup of speakers who are all experts in the
The lovely Fiona Mauchline, teacher, trainer, materials writer and ELT Pics curator, talks about her experience as a speaker and delegate at The Image Conference. 1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? The people, the place, the buzz, not too much overload in terms of choice of session, the focus on a more
Carlos Martin, director of studies and teacher in La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain, talks about his experience at The Image Conference. 1. What did you enjoy about The Image Conference? The amount of different options to work with the image in the classroom. 2. How was The Image Conference different from other conferences you’ve
Teacher, trainer and blogger Steve Muir talks about his session at The Image Conference. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTzf7BuA03o?rel=0] Find out more about Steve and his session here. Telly Learning Steve Muir British Council 16.15 – 17.15 Room 11 In this practical workshop we will look at a range of classroom activities inspired by clips from short
Teacher, trainer and materials writer John Hughes answers The Image Conference Questionnaire. Your favourite film to use in class: When I do workshops on using videos, participants always suggest new films which then become my current favourites. As I tend to specialize in Business English teaching, the short film ‘Signs’ (directed by Patrick Hughes, no
Teacher, trainer and blogger Steve Muir answers The Image Conference Questionnaire. Your favourite film video website: Not going to be very original here, I’m afraid. About 99% of the videos I use in class can be found on YouTube or Vimeo. Your favourite film to use in class: I
Teacher, trainer and writer Ben Goldstein answers The Image Conference Questionnaire. Your favourite video website: Short of the week http://www.shortoftheweek.com/ is a good place to go for short films to use in class. It’s user-friendly as it allows you to refine your search in terms of genre, style and topic. Meanwhile for edgier and
Teacher, trainer and blogger Laura Vazquez answers The Image Conference Questionnaire. Your favourite film: I love Pixar videos, they work really well in class. . Your favourite film website to use in class): I use this short film site a lot: http://www.jamesonnotodofilmfest.com/ Why are you interested in using film / video in your
John Hughes talks about his keynote session at The Image Conference. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34e9aT0ZsiU?rel=0] You can read more about John and his session here. Writing scripts for ELT video Keynote John Hughes National Geographic Learning 16.15 – 17.15 Aula magna In this talk and workshop I’ll present three of the most common types of video that are
Teacher, teacher trainer and writer John Hughes talks about his session The Three I’s of Video at The Image Conference. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILNV1BYvZdU?rel=0&w=640&h=360] You can read more about John and his session here. The Three I’s of Video: Inspire, Inform, Integrate John Hughes National Geographic Learning 10.45 – 11.45 Room 11 Video in our lessons has