ML2 – Second Language Literacies

A blog for the Second Language Literacies course from the MA in Learning and Teaching Processes in Second Languages (ML2) at UPB-Medellín


This video reports on how literacy and multimodality can be found around my classroom at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Bucaramanga.



  1. ML2
    September 29, 2013

    You show how your students use images to talk about them and to express their own ideas. You also take into account the concept of “agency” in your video and explain what it means in your context. Multimodality texts help your students develop their language skills.

    Angela Patricia Ocampo C.

  2. juli
    September 29, 2013

    It is maningful for students work with different activities that encourage them to work in a dynamic way.In the video, is clear to see that although students are not little children, they enjoy doing the activities proposed, and participate actively as part of their learning process which is enhanced by multimodality.

  3. rudaca2013
    October 6, 2013

    This video clearly shows the new learning environments in which students are immersed. Digital literacy is there for us to make it work as part of the teaching and learning process.

    Rubén Darío Cano

  4. Beatriz Garcés
    October 7, 2013

    In your video, it´s relevant how your students interact taking into account the reality of their context which is very importat to highlight since they may feel more comfortable to work with. On the other hand, technology use as a mean to transmit knowledge in your classes is a proof one more time that technology interwines learning and tools to ease processes.

  5. Chris
    October 8, 2013

    Hi Monica your video show us how technologies can be incorporated on these multimodality methodologies for learning second languages, the use of these digital literacies requires a set of new skills not only for students but for teachers as well, in order to make good use of them.Congratulations your video is very nice, and well edited,

    Christian González

  6. Julian Zapata
    October 9, 2013

    It is an excellent video, I really liked the way you explained concepts and the theoretical support you used with many authors and references besides the use of students` context and background as a starting point to develop the class discussion. I think it fulfills the requirements and show step by step how Multimodality and Multiliteracy are applied in the classroom and in a specific class. That was excellent. Besides, the way in which you presented all the elements and moments was very good and having your voice as a background just gave a deeper and better understanding for the listener of your aims and goals with this material. Always following Multiliteracy and Multimodality principles.

  7. Cristina
    October 10, 2013

    Hello Monica, in the video I could see how the students can improve the learning language, because they are making an effort trying to complete and to analyze through out videos, images and others the knowledge, then it is incorporate in their learning process, give meaning to be used in others contexts and in the real life. On the other hand, the video allows to see multimodality activities developed during the classes. I liked it.

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