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      Guest writers

      Leading ELT authors such as Dave Willis, Mario Rinvolucri and Scott Thornbury have all spent time writing for TeachingEnglish, and on these pages you can find all their work in one place.

      Our most recent guest was Carol Read.

      Latest guest

      Ben Goldstein has taught English for over twenty years and currently works on The New School’s MATESOL program (New York). He is lead author of the adult coursebook series New Framework and The Big Picture (Richmond). He has also published Working with Images and English Unlimited Advanced (Cambridge). His interests in ELT include images, intercultural issues, World Englishes and identity.

      Theme of Ben's talk at the conference: 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 looks at how the moving image has moved on and analyse what may happen in the future.

      We caught up with him at the Barcelona Image conference, an event sponsored by the IATEFL LTSIG

      Ben's talk is the third in a series of workshops that we filmed in June 2013.

      Watch Ben's talk The moving image: A history of video in ELT

      Read Ben's article The moving image: A history of video in ELT

      Watch other talks from the Image Conference

      Read other articles from the Image Conference

       

      Workshops

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      Ben Goldstein - The moving image: A history of video in ELT

      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 looks at how the moving image has moved on and analyse what may happen in the future.

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      Jamie Keddie - Visual literacy in ELT

      Throughout our lives, we are the unwitting subjects of an onslaught of images. From the mobile phone in your hand to the products in your supermarket trolley; from the magazines on your coffee table to the train seat in front of you, someone somewhere is trying to convey an idea to you through messages which are primarily visual.

      In this practical talk, Jamie shares some ideas with teachers who are interested in the use of media images for the basis of communicative activities in the language classroom.

      Read Jamie's article: Visual literacy in ELT

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      Kieran Donaghy - Short and sweet: Using short films to promote creativity and communication

      In this workshop, Kieran explores how short films can be used in the classroom. He looks at how we can use short films to promote creativity, and both oral and written communication by doing communicative activities based around a variety of short films.

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      Ceri Jones - Unleashing the power of images

      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 Ceri Jones explores how to unleash their power through a series of detailed practical lesson ideas aimed at a range of levels and backgrounds.

      Read Ceri's article: Stories waiting to be told

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      Adrian Holliday: Intercultural communication, part 1

      This video, with Professor Adrian Holliday, is an excerpt from a two-hour workshop filmed at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico.

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      Adrian Holliday: Intercultural communication, part 2

      This video, with Professor Adrian Holliday, is an excerpt from a two-hour workshop filmed at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. One of the themes is about two language students, Beata and Kira who are faced with foreign cultural content in a textbook. In the workshop Adrian uses his grammar of culture to discuss and make sense of the different issues.

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      Adrian Holliday - Intercultural communication, part 3

      This video, with Professor Adrian Holliday, is an excerpt from a two-hour workshop filmed at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. One of the themes is about two language students, Beata and Kira who are faced with foreign cultural content in a textbook. In the workshop Adrian uses his grammar of culture to discuss and make sense of the different issues.

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      Adrian Holliday: Intercultural communication, part 4

      This video, with Professor Adrian Holliday, is an excerpt from a two-hour workshop filmed at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico. One of the themes is about two language students, Beata and Kira who are faced with foreign cultural content in a textbook. In the workshop Adrian uses his grammar of culture to discuss and make sense of the different issues.