kieran-donaghy-training I am a teacher trainer with extensive in-service experience. I  provide quality training across a wide range of areas: film and video in language learning, vocabulary acquisition, motivation, empathy, values, creativity, teaching older learners, English for Healthcare …

I provide training in a number of modes. I have a number of ready-made individual workshops and courses that can be delivered face-to-face. I can also provide bespoke training for the particular needs of your institution and teachers.

My most popular training course is the Film and Video in Language Teaching course which I give at UAB Languages, Autonomous University of Barcelona, one of Spain’s top universities.

The course content includes:

How to write activities for authentic film and video
Digital film-making in language teaching and learning
Using film and video to help students learn vocabulary
Using film and video to foster oral and written communicative competence
Using film and video to foster oral comprehension
Using film and video to foster creativity
Using film and video to foster empathy
Using film and video to foster visual literacy.

Next course dates:

Monday 18th to Friday 22nd September 2017

UAB Idiomes Barcelona, Casa Convalescència, c/Sant Antoni Maria Claret, 171, Barcelona
Monday to Friday, 15 – 17 and 17.30 – 19.30.

Price: 400€

Registration period open until June 30th 2017 for the July edition and September 5th 2017 for the September edition. To reserve a place on the course, please complete the registration form.

You can download the course information Film and Video in Language Teaching: Film and Video in Language Teaching Course Description

If you have any queries about the course, please send them to the following email address .

Here are some comments from teachers on my Film and Video in Language Teaching course:

“I  loved the way Kieran delivered the course and how much he knows about the field.”

“I loved the tutor’s energy, enthusiasm, the topic’s relevance and the hands-on instructions given.”

“Kieran always exemplified the theory with practical examples, teaching ideas and activities.”

“Kieran delivered the course in a very enthusiastic atmosphere.”

“Kieran shared with enthusiasm his wealth of experience through numerous practical examples and links as to where to find relative resources and information.”

“Kieran justified the need for video literacy, provided a rich selection of video resources, and created a productive learning environment in the classroom.”

“Kieran was very well prepared and the materials he gave were really relevant for the purpose of the course.”

“Kieran fostered challenge in teaching new technologies applied to the language classroom – and made us laugh , showing that the secret of doing things well is to have fun!”

“Kieran interested the audience, got us involved, and made us participate.”

“The course has given me more confidence in developing learning resources, and wider variety of approaches for exploiting video.”

“After doing this training course I will definitely use more videos in class to teach both English and empathy. In other words, film and video will become central to my practice.”

“This course will enable me to incorporate video and film activities into my everyday teaching and to get my students to work autonomously on video productions.”

“The training course helped me to a great extent as many aspects have become clearer now with regards to film use. It also helped me to develop many more points in my research project as recommendations to English language teachers, to me as a teacher as well, and hopefully, to organise some workshops for teachers in Algeria and share with them what I learnt from this training and how to apply films and videos in their classes effectively.”

With all my training courses, my teaching is informed by my beliefs with regards to language, teaching and learning, as well as my particular experience as a teacher, trainer and learner. However, I also feel it is essential that  your teachers articulate their own beliefs and needs, and that I adapt my courses to your teachers’ particular contexts. When I set up training courses, I ask participants and organisers to complete questionnaires before I deliver the course in order to be clear what you want to achieve and how I can help you achieve it.

Here are some comments from teachers who have attended my training courses and workshops:

I loved Kieran’s personality, enthusiasm, professional experience, and his motivating manner.”

“It was an excellent workshop! Kieran gave us great ideas and he’s a very engaging speaker.”

“I loved Kieran Donaghy’s enthusiasm for his topic.”

— MELTA Training Day, Munich, January 2015

“It was really informative, well-structured and creative.”

“Very good, very clear, good ideas, excellent.”

“Dynamic, entertaining and enriching.”

“Excellent session.”

— TESOL Workshops, Barcelona, May 2015

“I’ve enjoyed it a lot, fun, interactive, innovative, engaging.”

 “Superb  sessions. Very dynamic and inter-active.”

—  TESOL Workshops Barcelona, June  2014

“Great! Surely the best talk I’ve been to in my life.”

“Wonderful. Really useful.”

“Full of practical ideas.”

— Macmillan Teachers’ Day Madrid, April 2013

“Excellent. I will definitely use your site. Kieran made me feel good!”

“Perfect. Very dynamic and interesting.”

“I loved it. I’ve learnt a lot.”

— Teachers’ Day Barcelona,  April 2013

“Excellent, dynamic and motivating sessions.”

“Excellent workshops”

“Good, practical stuff.”

— TESOL Workshops, Barcelona, February 2013


These are some of the publishers and institutions I have done training for.