Event Date: 9th October 2021

About the Webinar:

In this presentation, the speaker, Michael Free shows how he has used still images in his classrooms over the past several years and demonstrate why they are both beautiful (not just in an aesthetic sense) and powerful teaching tools.

The presentation is in several short parts, and focus on those activities Michael has found to be the most engaging and successful. After the introduction, “Why use Still Images in the classroom?”, participants see how he has used still images in the following contexts:

*Images in the Multi-level Language Class

*Images and Grammar Teaching

*Images and Thinking Routines

*Images and Critical Thinking

The presentation concludes with a brief summary and include time for discussion.

About the Speaker:

Michael Free holds degrees in TESL/TEFL (MA, University of Birmingham), Music Criticism (MA, McMaster University), and Music Performance (B.Mus., University of Western Ontario). In addition, he has obtained certificates in ELT including Teaching English to Young Learners (Anaheim University) and ELT Management (TESOL Int’l Association).

Michael has lived and worked in Korea for over 15 years and has taught in a broad range of contexts: public school (all grades from kindergarten through Year 2 high school), vocational (including training for winter Olympic volunteers and staff), and, most recently, university level credit courses. He is currently an invited professor at Kangwon National University, where his classes primarily happen in the Liberal Arts Dept. and the Dept. of English Language Literature. In the latter he teaches Advanced English Composition, Communication Skills, and Discussion and Debate. His newest course is entitled “Korean language and culture through film and media.”