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 video made for the Global series which I wrote. But I’m biased.
Useful image-related teaching tool:
Why are you interested in using images in your classes?
It brings the material to life, it’s a useful springboard into a lesson or topic.
What should your audience expect to learn?
The history of teaching with screens, a new perspective on lesson planning with a screen in the room.
What are three words that sum up your session?
Heads up, down, together.
Which other presenter(s) are you looking forward to seeing?
Read more about Lindsay and his session at The Image Conference.
Lindsay Clandfield is an award-winning writer, teacher, teacher trainer and international speaker in the field of English language teaching. He has written more than ten coursebooks for language learners and is the co-author of various methodology books for teachers. You can find out more about him at his website www.lindsayclandfield.com
Teaching with Screens
While screens and projectors have been around for a long time in language teaching (remember the Overhead Projector, or the Slide projector?), it’s only now that they are almost everywhere. This talk addresses how language teaching may be changing as a result of this technology for better – and for worse. We’ll take a fresh look at lesson planning to ensure a balance of working styles and interaction patterns in the communicative classroom equipped with a projector and a screen.