Video and Image in Language Teaching with Jamie Keddie
With the increasing potential for using video and digital images in educational contexts either through classroom technology or students’ own devices, this course aims to review traditional and modern methodological approaches to exploiting visual materials in language teaching. The course will familiarise participants with the nature and characteristics of online images and video, explore new types of visual genres and consider their potential for language teaching, and help participants develop an awareness and understanding of privacy and copyright issues. Participants will also develop the technological skills necessary for using and / or adapting digital visual material, evaluate a range of content, hosting sites and possibilities for image and video sharing, and address the rising importance of video cameras in education. At the end of the course, participants will be aware of a wide range of possibilities for incorporating video and image into language teaching, both in and out of the classroom.
Who is the course suitable for?
This course is aimed at teachers of English and other ELT professionals who wish to:
• get the most out of the visual materials that they use in the classroom
• update their own knowledge and skills in working with video and images
• explore the potential and possibilities for incorporating video-recording devices into their teaching
Participants should have a minimum language level corresponding to B2 on the Common European Framework.
What will the course include?
As a course participant, you will receive a pre-course questionnaire, which should be returned prior to the course. This is to ensure that the areas of most relevance to you are integrated into the course content. Throughout the course you will be invited to reflect on your own professional context and experience.
In addition to developing your language skills, the course will include content drawn from some or all of the following areas:
• Lesson planning principles
• Exploiting video texts
• Image, video and narratives
• Storytelling: videotelling and picturetelling
• Developing critical awareness of the visual media
• Selecting and evaluating visual material
• Privacy, copyright and ethical issues
• Finding, displaying, creating and sharing digital images and digital video
• Using a video editor
• Possibilities for video cameras in the teacher’s hands
• Possibilities for video cameras in the learners’ hands
• Image, video and mobile learning
All NILE courses involve a significant element of English language improvement and/or development of language awareness.
How long is the course?
The 50-hour course provision includes intensive tuition and guided self-study.
Classes are held from Monday to Friday and take place as detailed in the course-specific timetable but within the hours 0915 – 1715.
What approach is used?
• Courses are participant-centred and entail involvement in tasks and activities which boost confidence and provide memorable learning contexts.
• Tasks will be used to illustrate the key course objectives through procedure as well as content.
• The approach to learning also includes opportunities for reading and research and guest lectures from well-known figures in the field of ELT.
Facilities and resources
You should bring to the course one of the following:
• A laptop computer with a video editing application* installed, and a video recording device (a camcorder, a mobile phone, etc.)
• A tablet computer with a video editing app* installed (modern tablets have a built in video camera)
* Video editing applications/apps include Windows Movie Maker (Pcs), iMovie (Macs and iPads) and Magistro (Android).
NILE course participants have free access to an extensive ELT library, both physical in our Norwich venue, and online for you to access during and after the course. The NILE course venues have a modern suite of computers with a broadband Internet link and a wireless (Wi-Fi) environment throughout. In addition, each course has a Moodle online learning environment where course materials and views of course participants can be shared digitally. This is kept active for at least six months beyond the course so you can keep in touch with other course participants.
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