Conferences

A list of conferences happening globally as well as filmed talks from ELT luminaries.

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Watch Penny Ur in Armenia

From 5 to 7 October 2018, British Council Armenia held its 6th “Teacher Development with British Council” event by hosting Penny Ur in Armenia.

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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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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Nicky Hockly - Digital literacies part 1

This workshop, with Nicky Hockly, provides an introduction to 'Digital literacies'. Nicky offers a useful insight to the different aspects of digital literacies and gives some practical tips for the classroom. The workshop was filmed at the British Council Young learner centre, Barcelona in December 2012. The workshop is divided into four parts. The first part, below, looks at 'Information literacy'.

Nicky Hockly - Digital literacies part 2

This workshop, with Nicky Hockly, provides an introduction to 'Digital literacies'. Nicky offers a useful insight to the different aspects of digital literacies and gives some practical tips for the classroom. The workshop was filmed at the British Council Young learner centre, Barcelona in December 2012. The workshop is divided into four parts. The second part, below, gives an overview of the different kinds of digital literacies.

Nicky Hockly - Digital literacies part 3

This workshop, with Nicky Hockly, provides an introduction to 'Digital literacies'. Nicky offers a useful insight to the different aspects of digital literacies and gives some practical tips for the classroom. The workshop was filmed at the British Council Young learner centre, Barcelona in December 2012. The workshop is divided into four parts. The third part, below, looks at 'media literacy'.

Nicky Hockly - Digital literacies part 4

This workshop, with Nicky Hockly, provides an introduction to 'Digital literacies'. Nicky offers a useful insight to the different aspects of digital literacies and gives some practical tips for the classroom. The workshop was filmed at the British Council Young learner centre, Barcelona in December 2012. The workshop is divided into four parts. In part 4, Nicky looks at Cultural and Intercultural literacies, and demonstrates how these can be taught by showing a video created by a group of students.

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