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Film in Action Nominated in ESU Awards

Posted on October 18, 2016 by kierandonaghy


I’m delighted to announce that my latest book Film in Action: Using Moving Images to Teach Language (Delta Publishing) has been shortlisted in the prestigious English-Speaking Union English Language Awards in the  Resources for Teacher category.

The ESU’s English Language Awards help to celebrate and reward innovation and good practice in the field of English Language and English Language teaching. The awards focus on resources which aim to improve oracy skills in the English Language.

The winners of be announced and presented by HRH Princess Anne at an awards ceremony at Dartmouth House, Mayfair, London on the 28th of November.

Fingers crossed!


For more information about Film in Action watch this brief trailer.



For more information on the awards, check out the ELA programme page here or the full press release with images.

30 thoughts on “Film in Action Nominated in ESU Awards

  1. Congratulations! You deserve it! Your lesson plans and ideas for using video in the classroom are very helpful. Thank you!

    • Hi Martine,
      Thanks very much. I’m happy you find the book useful. Thanks again for your lovely review of Film in Action 🙂
      All the best,

  2. Congratulations on your nomination! Very, very, well deserved. And I of course hope you win.

  3. Congratulations! ¡Enhorabuena! I’ve been using your resources for several years now and I’m happy to say that most of the times they were very usuful and inspirational.
    Thank you very much for your resources.

  4. So glad to hear about your nomination! I think you deserve it. Thank you again for this blog as well as all the brilliant ideas and films you share.

  5. I join the others before me in congratulating you. I came across your work this past summer via another ESOL site and have shared it with my young elementary school English learners, and have blended your wonderful resources with the workshop models we are using from Teacher’s College, Columbia U. I also share, with great enthusiasm, your site with my grad students at Fairfield University in Connecticut, who are all learning to become future ESOL teachers. (And I bought your book via Amazon 😉

    • Hi Jennifer,
      Thanks very much for your kind words and support. I’m really happy you’re finding the materials useful and that you’re sharing them with your grad students. Thanks for buying Film in Action too 🙂
      All the best,

  6. Dear Kieran,
    I have found all your work exceptinal, useful and inspirational in my teaching. I’m so glad to hear that you have been nominated.You are a talented person.
    I wish you win with all my heart.
    Thanks for your teachings.

  7. Congratulations on your nomination, Kieran! Very well deserved.
    Best of luck for November 28th.

  8. Congratulations! My copy should be arriving in the post today. Looking forward to reading it. Best of luck in the next round.

  9. Dear Kieran,

    Congratulations on the nomination. I’m positive you’ll have a positive outcome.

    Just letting you know that I was talking to a friend about your work, he wanted to buy your book straight away but when I clicked on the book image we realised that there was no link.
    So he went to bookdepository to get it, I don’t know if buying the book from your website makes any difference to you in terms of “comission”, but if it does, it might be a good idea to link image to your recommended website.

    Cheer 🙂

    • Dear Jen,

      Thanks very much. Fingers crossed!

      Thanks for telling your friend about my work- much appreciated. The site isn’t affiliated to Amazon so I don’t get any commission, but I may well change thsi soon.

      All the best,