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Listening to Spot the Difference

2020-05-09T19:33:00+00:00

I love the interactivity of English language teaching, particularly after a dense input stage in an EAP classroom.  Within an art and design context students tend to gravitate towards the image before the word; focus on the colour of an object rather than the stress on a syllable; or react visually rather than through writing.  Asking art and design students to present meaning through words in a linear format can often interfere with the affective filter. My practice therefore depends heavily on the use of imagery.  Yet the search for such images where visual and textual meanings align with abstract contexts, [...]

Listening to Spot the Difference 2020-05-09T19:33:00+00:00

Creative Hour: English language and the arts

2020-05-09T19:35:17+00:00

  Tim Etchell Hearing Voices: I never had not problem with Luton In this Creative Hour session we are looking at English language and the arts.  Today's task comes from the UK artist Tim Etchell, whose work Hearing Voices is currently showing at the Departure Lounge in Luton. This session is suitable for home schooling, home learning, or for teachers preparing materials for their distance learning programme.  In this activity, students are asked to find an interesting piece of text or a lexical chunk and create an artwork from it.  I hope you enjoy this video. Instructions for activity: Take a [...]

Creative Hour: English language and the arts 2020-05-09T19:35:17+00:00