I can’t believe more than three months have passed since I published the last interview (with Luke Meddings). Shame on you if you haven’t watched that yet!
Do you like using videos in the classroom? What do you do with them? Have you heard about the website Film English? Whether you have or you haven’t, here’s the interview I did with Kieran Donaghy, author of the aforementioned award-winning site. Find out what drives someone like him to produce free lesson plans, visit his site, and if you have any questions or opinions, please do write in the comments section. I’m sure Kieran will be only too pleased to answer them.
If you’ve got the bandwidth to spare, you can watch it in glorious HD! To watch in HD, click on play. You’ll then see two extra icons appearing on the bottom right of the screen. Click on the wheel icon, second from left, choose 720p. Enjoy!
Kieran Donaghy has taught in the UK, Italy, Portugal and Spain. He is a teacher and teacher trainer at UAB Idiomes Barcelona part of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has Master’s degrees in TEFL, and Business Communication.
He is particularly interested in the use of film in the classroom. He is the co-author of Cineliteracy, 10 Films for Health Professionals. He has a blog on the use of film FILM ENGLISH which has won numerous awards including Best Individual Blog in the 2011 Edublog Awards.
He has given presentations on film at national and international conferences.
Kieran’s Twitter handle: @kierandonaghy
For the geeks:
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS62
Quicktime Pro v7.7 (1680.34)
AVS Video Editor v188.8.131.52
MPEG Streamclip 1.2
Acer Aspire 5742
Signature tune “Excuse me mister” written by Ben Harper, performed by John Martyn