Intro and contents



Reaching out



Gestures in communication

My research 1

My research 2

Student profile

Video of class

Input and output

Output and interlanguage

Gesture and grammar

Eliciting with gesture

Silent period

Fading gesture

Gesture in CLIL



GestureWay - Press comment, articles and conferences.


Bilbrough. M. (2019) Gesture in the classroom. IH Teachers Online Conference 2019. (Webinar: 17/05/2019.)

Interview with Dr Mike Bilbrough (2019). English language learning through Gesture. 3rd February. WhatsApp group, English Workshop. Benin, Africa.

TESOL France conference, (2018). Beyond the classroom. Crossing the communication barrier. 16-18th November. Paris.

XXX11 Greta Annual Conference, (2018). Active Teaching for Better Learning. Exploring L2 exposure techniques for faster language acquisition. (26th and 27th October.) Cordova, Spain.

41st Annual TESOL-SPAIN Convention, The Heart in the Art of Teaching; Weaving Language, Culture and Communities. Gesture: A Tool for Accelerated Language Exposure. Universidad Complutense de Madrid (9 - 11 de marzo de 2018)

Conferencia internacional VI International Conference on Innovation in Philology and Communication Studies. (2017). Breaking down the Communication Barrier in the Foreign Language Classroom - a gestural solution. Universidad de Valencia (25 - 27 de octubre).

IATEFL Conference, Birmingham, (2016). Accelerating input and exposure in the English language classroom. Video of Part 2 of conference talk on the nature of the gesture "language" for teaching English.

Conferencia internacional de EUROCALL. (2009). To evaluate a software proposal for foreign language written correspondence training in international companies. Gandía, Valencia (9 - 12 de septiembre de 2009).

Conferencia Internacional de EUROCALL, (2009). A software proposal to assist staff in international companies in developing foreign language skills in business email writing tasks. (Workshop). Gandía, Valencia (9 - 12 de septiembre de 2009).

TESOL conference (2002). A Hand-Sign Code for Faster Language Acquisition. 15-17 March.


Bilbrough, M. (2017). Accelerating input and exposure in the English language classroom. IATEFL 2016 Birmingham conference selections. pp.69-70.

Bilbrough, M. & M. Del Saz Caracuel (2017). Foro Virtual en el Aula de Lengua Extranjera. Educación y Tecnología: una mirada desde la investigación e innovación. Ed. Juan Silva Quiroz. Centro de Innovación e Investigación en Educación y Tecnología (CIIET) de la Universidad de Santiago de Chile.

Bilbrough, M. (2015). Investigación: los gestos manuales en el aula de inglés. La Tiza de Sevilla. (prensa)

Bilbrough, M. (2015). Investigación en técnicas de enseñanza de inglés. Virgen de Gracia de Carmona.

Bilbrough, M. (2017). A Gesture Solution to Increasing Spoken Interaction in the Classroom. International House Journal. Volume 43.

Bilbrough, M. & T. López-Soto. (2009). Development of Email Writing Skills using Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) software. New Trends in CALL: Working Together.

Centres where I have given gesture training courses and talks.

The English House English Academy
The English House
Avda. de Alemania 22B 41012 - Sevilla


Pedro Primero primary school

Colegio de Educación Infantil y Primaria
"Pedro I" - C/ Barranquillo, s/n


International House, Seville

c/ Albareda 19
41001 Sevilla.

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