The site promotes the innovative and creative use of film in English language teaching and learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn. In addition, the lessons promote critical thinking in the language classroom, and encourage learners to reflect on values while learning a language.
Film English has become a very popular resource English Teaching bank and is visited by over 80,000 teachers every month and there are over 2.5 million page views a year. It has received critical acclaim winning various awards, including winner of Best Individual Blog and Runner-up in The Best Use of Video in the 2011 Edublog Awards; the 2011 TEFL.net Site of the Year; and British Council Teaching English Featured Blog of the Month.
It also won a British Council ELTons award for Innovation in Teacher Resources and won the MEDEA Award for User-Generated Educational Media, the most important media and education award in Europe, in 2013.
You can watch Kieran talking about the Film English project here.
Kieran writes extensively about film in education. He is the co-author of Films in Health Sciences Education and is currently writing a methodology book on the use of film in language teaching.
Kieran is also the founder of The Image Conference, the only conference in the world exclusively on the use of film, video, images and gaming in English Language Teaching. The first conference was organised jointly by the IATEFL Learning Technologies SIG and UAB Idiomes, and took place in Barcelona in June 2013. Speakers included renowned experts in video, film, images and gaming Ben Goldstein, Jamie Keddie, Lindsay Clandfield, Graham Stanley, Kyle Mawer, Ceri Jones, and John Hughes. The second Image Conference took place in Brasilia in October 2013. The Image Conference is likely to become an annual event held in a different city every year.
Kieran is an experienced speaker and trainer who has given talks and workshops in many countries. If you would like Kieran to present, give a workshop or talk at your event then please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.