Train with Kieran in Barcelona this summer

I’m delighted to announce I’m offering my most popular course, Film and Video in Language Teaching, at The School for Training, my small teacher development institute, in Barcelona this summer. On this course I train teachers how to use film and video critically and creatively in the language classroom. There are a total of twenty contact hours. The course dates are Monday 24th to Friday 28th August (4 hours of tuition a day), and Monday 21st, Tuesday 22nd, Wednesday 23rd and Friday 25th September (5 hours of tuition a day). The course language is English but the course is suitable for teachers of other languages. Teachers train in the morning and then enjoy the beautiful city of Barcelona in the afternoon and evening.

Our courses meet all the legal requirements of hygiene and social distancing – there will be a maximum of five teachers on each edition of the course.

Here’s a short video about the course.

Course content
There will be a focus on how feature-length film, short films and video can be used in the classroom and sessions deals with the following themes:

– Using feature-length films and the Extensive Viewing methodology which is exclusive to the School for Training
– Using short films and videos
– 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 communicative competence
written communicative competence
oral comprehension
visual literacy


Carrer Castillejos 326, Barcelona




Please register for the course on The School for Training website.


If you would like more information about the course, please send me an email at


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.”

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