Putting learners in the picture: visual literacy in ELT

  • Session B

Presenter(s): Lynn Williams

This workshop will explore ways in which visual literacy can be meaningfully used in the English language classroom. I will share some key principles of visual literacy and encourage discussion of its role in language learning and education in general. Drawing on a range of images including photos, paintings, cartoons and graphics, I will present some sample materials I have used to trigger personal responses in learners and to generate discussion in English. I will also suggest a range of learning activities which can be prepared efficiently and demonstrate how these can be adapted for different groups and levels. Participants will have ample opportunity both to ask questions and to share their own ideas.

  • 2021 Annual Conference Presenters’ Materials