In this practical session we will explore the impact of video game images in popular culture and looks at how the use of video game characters and games can be used in class to encourage speaking, writing and language development. Teachers will come away with practical ideas for using video games in the classroom. Kyle Mawer […]

From digital cameras to mental snapshots, images have the power to stimulate, activate and motivate. They can be springboards, centrepieces or memory hooks. They build bridges with the world outside the classroom.  In this hands-on workshop we’ll be exploring how to unleash their power through a series of detailed practical lesson ideas aimed at a […]

In this talk and workshop I’ll present three of the most common types of video that are produced for ELT materials: vox pops interviews, documentary narration and scripted dramas. I talk about the challenges of writing these types of video and we’ll try some writing activities to develop scripts for videos. The session is based […]

This talk will look at practical classroom ideas using critical and subversive images. Drawing on social justice and anti-racism fields of education we will see how images can be used to raise awareness of issues without becoming an earnest finger-wagging exercise in morality. At the very least, you should come away with some good ideas […]

From the BBC’s series Follow Me in the 1970s to the YouTube Generation and the Decentralized Classroom, how has the role of video changed in the last 40 years? This talk will look at how the moving image has moved on and analyse what may happen in the future. Ben Goldstein has taught English for over twenty […]