Using short films in language teaching

October 1, 2015

Webinar: Using short films in language teaching
Kierankieran-donaghy-ELTONS-interview-2013 Donaghy

ELT Writer and Teacher Trainer

Fri, 9th October at 11am UK time

To Watch the recording:

Kieran founded a web site called Film English which 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.

Film English has become a very popular resource English Teaching bank and is visited by over 90,000 teachers every month and there are over 3.5 million page views a year. It has received critical acclaim winning various awards, including 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.

The site revolved around lesson plans which use short videos for teaching English and this is going to be the focus of the webinar.

For Kieran’s Biography visit his page on LinkedIN:

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 give a workshop or talk at your event then please contact him at

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