CONFIRMED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Mr Kieran Donaghy
ELT Materials writer, teacher and teacher trainer at Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Mr Donaghy has a MA in TEFL and Business Communication. He has focused his career in creating resources for the use of film in the classroom, which he shares through his bloghttp://film-english.com. FilmEnglish obtained in 2013 an ELTons Award (sponsored by the British Council and Cambridge ESOL) for Innovation in Teacher Resources, and a Medea Award (sponsored by the European Lifelong Learning Programme) for the User-Generated content. He is co-author of Films in Health Sciences Education. Kieran is also the founder of “The Image Conference”, on the use of film, video, images and gaming for English teaching. He is currently working on a methodology book on the use of film in language teaching.
The advent of the digital revolution and the Internet, the proliferation of mobile devices, which allow us to easily and proficiently capture moving images; the introduction of inexpensive, accessible and user-friendly editing tools; and the emergence of distribution sites such as YouTube and Vimeo, have changed the way moving images relate to society, education and language learning forever. This session examines and offers guidance on using moving images critically and creatively in language teaching in a world of screens. The session will be structured in the following way: