Kieran Donaghy

Award-winning writer, international conference speaker and teacher trainer

Kieran advises the development of our interactive video quiz platform. His website Film English has won a British Council ELTons Award for Innovation in Teacher Resources, the most prestigious European media in education prize, the MEDEA Award, and an English-Speaking Union Award. A number of his Film English lesson plans feature iSLCollective interactive quizzes, for example In a heartbeat, A Single Life, The Employment, Paperman.

Kieran has been involved in English language teaching since 1989, and has held teaching, teacher training and academic management posts in the UK, Italy, Portugal and Spain. He has a special interest in the use of film and video, and has published extensively about film and video in language education. He is the author of the methodology book on film in language teaching Film in Action (Delta Publishing).

Kieran is the founder and organiser of the only conference exclusively on the use of images in language teaching, The Image Conference. In addition, Kieran is the co-founder and joint co-ordinator of the Visual Arts Circle a professional community of practice for language education professionals interested in the use of the visual arts in language teaching. You can find out more about Kieran and his work at his author website.

Anna Csíky

Teacher and teacher trainer

Anna is a freelance English teacher and teacher trainer based in Budapest, Hungary. Among other things, she creates weekly video tutorials about best practices for teaching with videos.

Anna has worked in a diversity of work contexts. From high school to business teaching, and Delta training to webinar hosting, she loves teaming up with people and organisations that share her mission of making language learning and teaching a more efficient and more enjoyable experience for everyone involved.

She deems it important to teach in order to maintain credibility as a Teacher Trainer. She is passionate about teaching and genuinely enjoys it. She has taught all levels, from beginners to proficient, and all ages from aged 6 upwards. However, she finds teaching younger learners more rewarding, as she feels that they have so much to offer each other.

You can check out her detailed work history on LinkedIn.