Sunday, December 12, 2010

Kieran Donaghy

Kieran Donaghy

Kieran Donaghy, Spain, Further, English, ESL

I am an English teacher who has taught in the UK, Italy, Portugal and Spain I have Masters degrees in TEFL, and Business Communication. I am interested in the uses of ICT, images and film. I am the co-author of Cineliteracy to be published in September 2011. I am a teacher and teacher trainer at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Film English
The two main objectives of Film English are:
1. To promote the critical and creative use of film in the language classroom
2. To promote cineliteracy, the ability to read critically and evaluate moving images, in the language classroom.

The blog is promoting cineliteracy. The moving image is a shared and vital global language. The lives of young people are informed by the moving image. From early childhood, we live in a word saturated by audio-visual texts. Critical understanding understanding of the moving image is becoming an integral part of literacy. Cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving image text, may sharpen students’ responses to English literature and may help to increase their reading and writing skills in English.

Theme: esl, efl, visual literacy, cineliteracy, esl movies, films, 21st century literacy, film studies, film language

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