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Registration for the Image Conference in Lisbon on 13th and 14th October is now open. The Image Conference is the annual conference of the Visual Arts Circle, and this year is being held in collaboration with APPI, the main Portuguese English teachers’ association. The event will be held in Escola Secundária Eça de Queirós. Leading experts

  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.

Emma is the developer of the 2016 ELTons nominated “TEFL Preparation Course” from ELTcampus, an online platform she also co-founded and developed. She is an online learning developer, writer and has been an English teacher since 1999 and is currently involved with CLIL. She is a practicing artist with a degree in Fine Arts, a

We are delighted to announce that the 5th edition of the Image Conference is being held as the pre-conference event to the 5th ELT Malta Conference. The Image Conference will be held on 6 October while the 5th ELT Malta Conference will be held on 7-8 October at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta, Malta. Both

  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

  Jane Arnold is Professor of Language Teaching Methodology at the University of Seville.  Among her publications are Affect in Language Learning (CUP),  Meaningful Action, Earl  Stevick’s Influence on Language Teaching (CUP)  and Imagine That! Mental Imagery in the EFL Classroom  (Helbling Languages). Jane will be speaking about the use of mental imagery in the

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

Teacher, trainer and writer Ceri Jones answers The Image Conference questionnaire. Your favourite film/work of art/video game: I’m hopeless at answering any questions with “favourite” in them but the one that bubbles to the top is Daunbailo (Down by Law) by Jim Jarmusch. I love the use of black and white and the play on

  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 and materials writer answers The Image Conference questionnaire.   Your favourite film/work of art/video game:   Double Indemnity / portraits by Hans Holbein (among others too numerous to mention) / Tomb raider (last and only one I played properly) . Your favourite video to use in class:   Who Am I? Think

Teacher, graphic designer and writer Paul Driver answers The Image Conference questionnaire.   Your favourite film/work of art/video game: My favourite film is Memento. It’s a very game-like film in many ways as the disjointed sequencing of scenes challenges the viewer to actively contend with a writhing plot. As an artist myself I find Lucian

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

  Teacher, trainer and materials writer Samantha Lewis answers The Image Conference questionnaire.   Your favourite film/work of art/video game:   I don’t have a favourite film – too many to choose from. A couple of great ones which immediately spring to mind are “Life is beautiful” and “Once”.   .Your favourite video to use

The final version of the programme for The Image Conference Córdoba, which will be held on Saturday 22nd November, is now ready. The line up is very impressive and includes renowned experts in the field of images in language learning such as Jamie Keddie, Nina Lauder, Ben Goldstein, Lindsay Clandfield, Anna Whitcher, Ceri Jones, Fiona

  Digital consultant Shaun Wilden answers the Image Conference questionnaire. Your favourite film/work of art/video game I don’t have a favourite film I am afraid, I actually rarely watch film, if I may cheat then my favourite thing to watch is Doctor Who and my all time favourite episode of that is Planet of the

Trainer, coach and materials writer Daniel Barber talks about his session on the role of neuroscience and brain imaging in language teaching in this fascinating video. You can read more about Daniel and his session at The Image Conference below. Functionally Resonant: the magnetic allure of brain imaging Daniel Barber has about 89 billion neurons

Award-winning writer and co-founder of The Round, Lindsay Clandfield, answers The Image Conference questionnaire. Your favourite film/work of art/video game: Film? Maybe The Godfather, but there are many. Work of art? Don’t have one. Video game? Half Life / Total War Rome   Your favourite video to use in class: I love using Breathe, a

The third edition of The Image Conference organised by International House is being held at the Hotel Eurostars Palace in Córdoba, Spain on Saturday  22nd November. In the inaugural conference delegates were able to experience the beautiful art-noveau architecture of Barcelona; the second conference took place amid  the Oscar Niemeyer designed civic buildings of Brasilia,