Video in our lessons has the power to INTEREST and engage learners. Content-rich video can also INFORM so that students learn something new about the world. And thirdly, effective use of video allows us to INTEGRATE it into our language teaching at any level. In this presentation I’ll illustrate these three i’s by using video […]

Picture this: students gazing out the window, imagining themselves after class, talking to friends or fantasising about the weekend. Picture this: students who feel shy or inhibited when talking about themselves, at a loss for words. Picture this: heaps of ideas using photographs either taken by students themselves or from resources like #ELTpics to keep […]

We very rarely hear a disembodied voice in real life but as teachers we constantly ask our students to work with recorded conversations of people they never see. Teaching technologies: Teaching English using video, Mark McKinnon,, 2005 Fortunately, this is no longer the case. Advances in technology over the last 8 years have given us […]

In this practical workshop we will look at a range of classroom activities inspired by clips from short films, TV and YouTube. These activities focus on a variety of language areas and skills, including listening, pronunciation, and speaking. The activities can easily be adapted to use with many other clips. Participants will get a number […]

In this workshop we will look at how we can develop materials and change our learners’ perspective on image, culture and people, exploring various clips and websites that can enrich the classroom with student-generated materials. We’ll look at typical topics and activities to help our learners explore useful websites: language and skills activities to ensure […]