Pain or Pleasure? Using Video in the Classroom

June 6, 2017

Saturday, July 8th, 10:00 to 12:30

GLS Sprachzentrum, Kastanienallee 82, 10435 Berlin

ELTABB and Pearson are proud to present this workshop on using video in the classroom.

Is your search for authentic and captivating material at times time-consuming? Does adapting it to your students’ level not always come easy? We will be looking at how to give students interesting and useful, from a language point of view, videos – talking about the length of video, topics, vocabulary and suitability for their level, how to use video to provoke discussion, the frequency of use and problems the students might have as well as things to avoid. We will be looking at some examples to illustrate the benefits, but also the practical aspects of incorporating videos in our lessons, e.g. showing Internet video offline and useful apps etc. And no less important – how to minimise the time you need to spend on planning when using authentic videos in your lessons.

Entry is free for all. We hope you’ll join us after the event for our summer get-together at the Prater Biergarten.

Speaker: Simon Banwell

Bio: Simon Banwell was born in Sussex, England and lived there until going to university in Scotland to study English literature and art history. He came to Berlin in 1991 and qualified as a TEFL teacher, working for several months in Turkey. Since 2000, he has been teaching at City VHS, Berlin Mitte, where he gives courses at all levels, including preparatory courses for the Cambridge Exams. He also gives seminars and workshops to foreign language teachers throughout Germany and spoke at the international IATEFL Conference in Birmingham last year.