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 blog http://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:
Professor Brian Tomlinson
TESOL Professor at Anaheim University (California, US) Visiting Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University (UK)Professor Tomlinson is an expert on teacher training and material development and design, areas where he has published several books and chapters. He is Founder and President of MATSDA (the international Materials Development Association). Among other titles, he has published Developing Materials for Language Teaching (2013), Applied Linguistics and Material Development (2012), Materials Development in Language Teaching (2011) and Language Acquisition and Development (2007).
The presentation will propose and exemplify activities which help learners to understand interactions and empathise with characters in target culture situations, depicted in scenes which feature potentially problematic encounters. The activities would include: