Anna Whitcher’s tips for the language classroom: Being a strong believer in teamwork and collaboration, Anna finds that groupwork is empowering when working with video creation in the language classroom. The other benefit is that having the students at the centre of image and video creation means that their expertise is drawn on. Learners that may not be so strong with language production have their moment to shine in other areas.
Eyes Open is a highly visual coursebook for teenage ELT students co-authored by Ben Goldstein and Ceri Jones which recognises that youth culture today is visually oriented, that video is becoming the primary means of information presentation in digital global media, and that teenagers relate well to material that is visually attractive. The images and videos, which were produced by Anna Whitcher, in Eyes Open have been chosen to appeal to young students and teachers.
We are delighted to announce the first publication of the Visual Arts Circle in collaboration with the ELT Council. ‘The Image in English Language Teaching’ is a book edited by Kieran Donaghy and Daniel Xerri that features contributions by leading experts in the use of images in language education such as Ben Goldstein, Anna Whitcher, Antonia Clare, Paul Driver, Sylvia Karasthati, Paul Dummett, Magdalena Wasilewska, Andreia Zakime,Elena Domínguez Romero, Jelena Bobkina, Candy Fresacher, Tyson Seburn, Chrysa Papalazarou, Magdalena Brzezinska, Emma Louise Pratt, Samantha Lewis, Jean Theuma, and Valéria Benévolo França who are all also members of the Visual Arts Circle.