Using images effectively in language teaching

Joe McVeigh, US

An effective way to engage our students more deeply with the content of language-learning classes is through the use of photographs and images. In this interactive webinar we will explore principles and practices of creating unique and engaging lessons using visual input. We will investigate how teachers and students can create and use personal images in addition to sharing great sources of copyright-free images to be used in classrooms and presentations. We will share some useful practices for working with digital images. We will explore several kinds of practical in-class collaborative activities for the teaching of a variety of language skills that can be used either online or in person. The ideas in this webinar will be relevant for teachers of students of all ages and proficiency levels, and applicable to those who work in a variety of settings.

Joe McVeigh works independently offering professional development, program review, and consultant  services to English language programs. He has given workshops in the U.S. and around the world and has given webinars and served as an English Language Specialist for the U.S. Department of State. He has taught and trained teachers at universities in California and Vermont. He recently concluded his second term on the Board of Directors of the TESOL International Association. Joe is co-author of two books in the Q: Skills for Success series from Oxford University Press and co-author of Tips for Teaching Culture from Pearson. His very first webinar, delivered at the Virtual Roundtable Conference in 2012, was presumptuously all about how to deliver effective webinars!

Using images effectively in language teaching

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