Registration for the Image Conference Brussels is now open

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Registration for the Image Conference in Brussels on 5th and 6th October is now open.

The Image Conference is the annual conference of the Visual Arts Circle, and this year it is being hosted and co-organised by BELTA (The Belgian English Language Teachers Association) with the collaboration of the Global Issues SIG of IATEFL. Leading experts and practitioners in the use of images in language learning will share their experiences, insights and know-how and provide participants with an excellent opportunity to enhance their competence in the innovative, critical and creative use of images in language education.

The Image Conference ’19 will bring together over 50 speakers delivering three plenaries and 40 individual sessions over two days. Sessions deal with the range of visual arts, including images, film, video, art, mental imagery, VR, and – for the first time – typeface!
Although the sessions and plenaries are given in English, language teachers from all areas are invited to participate!

We look forward to seeing you in the vibrant and multicultural city of Brussels.

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The Call for Papers for the Eighth Edition of the Image Conference in Brussels is Now Open

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We are delighted to announce that the Call for Papers for the eighth edition of the Image Conference, the annual conference of the Visual Arts Circle, which will be held in collaboration with the Belgian English Language Teachers Association (BELTA) on 5th and 6th October at Erasmushogeschool, in Brussels, Belgium, is now open.

Thank you for wanting to submit a speaker proposal for The Image Conference 2019,Brussels, Belgium.

We would appreciate it if you would take a moment to read through these speaker guidelines to help you, us and the delegates get the most out of the conference.

The deadline for proposals is Friday, 24th May. Notification of acceptance of proposals will take place in mid-June. Once you have been accepted to speak, you will receive a provisional acceptance email.

Prospective speakers for the conference are kindly asked to submit abstracts for talks or workshops – 50 words maximum. All proposals must be related to the use of images in language teaching and learning. Topics can include:

  • images
  • video
  • film
  • gaming
  • art
  • mental imagery
  • virtual reality and
  • augmented reality.

There will be a strand of talks on the theme of how images can be used to teach migrants language and to teach about migrants.

Proposals should be chosen in line with the following presentation categories:

• Workshop (45 minutes, including questions): A workshop is a session in which there is active audience participation via the experiencing and discussing of tasks provided by the presenter.

• Talk (45 minutes, including questions): A talk tells the delegates something about teaching English through images.

Please also submit your bio-data ( maximum 50 words).

Are you speaking on behalf of a publisher or institution?

If so, please make this very clear. Delegates are likely to be disappointed if a session they attended based on the description in the abstract turns out to be an advertisement for a publication, product, or course. The submissions of speaker proposals for commercial presentations are welcomed but, if you are basing your presentation either in part or in full on a newly or recently published material, you should clearly say this in your abstract.

Is the information in your abstract clear?

Be explicit about whether you are offering a talk, a commercial presentation or a hands-on workshop. We want to be sure that when delegates register for sessions, they can do so on the basis of accurate information.

You can download these guidelines for submission of proposals guidelines_for_speakers_brussels_2019

Please submit your proposal by completing this form by Friday, 24th May.

 

 

Programme for the Visual Arts Creation in Language Education Conference now available

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We are delighted to announce that the programme for the Visual Arts Creation in Language Education (VACLE) Conference in Valletta, Malta on 15th and 16th February 2019 is now open. Speakers include leading experts in the use of the visual arts in language education such as Magdalena Brzezinska, Joanna Norton, Jelena Bobkina, Elena Dominguez, Hania Bociek, Alan Marsh, Nayir Ibrahim and Kieran Donaghy.

The VACLE Conference which is being co-organised by the ELT Council and the Visual Arts Circle is an innovative event that explores the possibilities that creation of the visual arts (drawing, painting, design, crafts, photography, film-making, video-making, computer art and gaming) offers to both language teachers and language learners. The VACLE Conference seeks to bring together leading experts and practitioners in visual arts creation in language learning that share their experiences, insights and know-how, and provide participants with a unique opportunity to enhance their competence in teaching visual arts creation in the language classroom.

Here is the registration form.

Visual Arts Creation in Language Education Conference

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We are delighted to announce that the Call for Proposal for The Visual Arts Creation in Language Education (VACLE) Conference in Valletta, Malta on 15th and 16th February 2019 is now open. The VACLE Conference which is being co-organised by the ELT Council and the Visual Arts Circle is an innovative event that explores the possibilities that creation of the visual arts (drawing, painting, design, crafts, photography, film-making, video-making, computer art and gaming) offers to both language teachers and language learners. The VACLE Conference seeks to bring together leading experts and practitioners in visual arts creation in language learning that share their experiences, insights and know-how, and provide participants with a unique opportunity to enhance their competence in teaching visual arts creation in the language classroom.

The conference aims to showcase multimodal approaches to language education. There is a special focus on how oracy, the capacity to express oneself in speech and understand speech, can be developed through visual arts creation.

 

The Call for Proposals is open until 7th December.

Call for Papers: 7th Edition of the Image Conference, Athens 2018

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We are delighted to announce that the Call for Papers for the seventh edition of the Image Conference, the annual conference of the Visual Arts Circle, which will be held on 6th and 7th October at New York College, in Athens, Greece, is now open.

 

Thank you for wanting to submit a speaker proposal for The Image Conference 2018, Athens, Greece.

We would appreciate it if you would take a moment to read through these speaker guidelines to help you, us and the delegates get the most out of the conference.
The deadline for proposals is Friday 8th June. Notification of acceptance of proposals will take place on Friday 6th July. Once you have been accepted to speak, you will receive a provisional acceptance email.

 

Prospective speakers for the conference are kindly asked to submit abstracts for talks or workshops – 50 words maximum. All proposals must be related to the use of images in language teaching and learning. Topics can include:

  • images
  • video
  • film
  • gaming
  • art
  • mental imagery
  • virtual reality and
  • augmented reality.

As Greece is at the epicentre of the refugee crisis in Europe, we encourage proposals related to using images when teaching English to refugees and/or when teaching about refugees through English.

 

Proposals should be chosen in line with the following presentation categories:
• Workshop (45 minutes, including questions): A workshop is a session in which there is active audience participation via the experiencing and discussing of tasks provided by the presenter.
• Talk (45 minutes, including questions): A talk tells the delegates something about teaching English through images.
Please also submit your bio-data ( maximum 50 words).

Are you speaking on behalf of a publisher or institution?
If so, please make this very clear. Delegates are likely to be disappointed if a session they attended based on the description in the abstract turns out to be an advertisement for a publication, product, or course. The submissions of speaker proposals for commercial presentations are welcomed but, if you are basing your presentation either in part or in full on a newly or recently published material, you should clearly say this in your abstract.

Is the information in your abstract clear?
Be explicit about whether you are offering a talk, a commercial presentation or a hands-on workshop. We want to be sure that when delegates register for sessions, they can do so on the basis of accurate information.

You can download these guidelines for submission of proposals guidelines-for-speakers-athens-2018

 

Please submit your proposal by completing this form by Friday 8th June.

 

Visual Arts Circle Members’ Talks at IATEFL in Brighton

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We are delighted that a large number of Visual Arts Circle members will be giving talks at the IATEFL Conference in Brighton from 10th to 13th April. If you’re at the conference, we hope you can make it to some of the talks. You can read about all the talks below. You can also download this booklet VAC Members’ Talks Booklet sponsored by ELC Brighton.

 

 

We look forward to seeing you in Brighton.

Seventh Edition of the Image Conference to be Held in Athens

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We are delighted to announce that the seventh edition of the Image Conference, the annual conference of the Visual Arts Circle, will be held on 6th and 7th October in Athens, Greece. The announcement was made after Kieran Donaghy’s closing plenary session at the recent TESOL-Greece Convention in Athens. The Conference Organiser will be Visual Arts Circle Events Coordinator, Sylvia Karastathi, whose institution, New York College, which is the very heart of Athens, will be hoisting the event.

 

The Call for Paper will be published on Monday 23rd April and details of registration will follow shortly.

We very much look forward to seeing in you in Athens.