We are delighted to announce that the Call for Proposal for The Visual Arts Creation in Language Education (VACLE) Conference in Valletta, Malta on 23rd and 24th November 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.
Registration for the Image Conference in Athens on 6th and 7th 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 New York College, Athens 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.
We look forward to seeing you in historic and vibrant Athens.
We are delighted to announce the Visual Arts Circle is going live on the Virtual Round Table Friday this 27th at 7pm CET for a few hours of take-aways for your classroom from the people behind the Image Conference. With Kieran Donaghy, Rob Howard, Magdalena Brzezinska, Magdalena Wasilewska and Valeria Benevolo Franca.
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 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.
Film in Action places the moving image at the centre of the 21st century language learning agenda. This ground-breaking book shows how teachers can benefit enormously from the emergence of video distribution sites and the proliferation of mobile devices. The book invites teachers to experiment with film, and provides insights into how learners can engage with film, over 100 activities for teachers to bring film into the language class and steps for teachers and learners to create their own moving images.