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

Literacy and Multimodality in the classroom and at students’ workplace. By María Catalina Gómez.

The following video reflects on the concepts about multiliteracy, multimodality and pedagogy of multiliteracies, as well as how they take in the classroom, especially, when English students are adults learning the target language in their workplace.

Click on the link below:

Literacy and Multimodality in the classroom and at students’ workplace



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2 comments on “Literacy and Multimodality in the classroom and at students’ workplace. By María Catalina Gómez.

  1. ML2
    September 20, 2016

    Hello Cata,

    I really liked your video; it gave me a recall in these two broad concepts and how we can land them in our classes and contexts.
    From the experience you shared in the company, it allowed me to comprehend how we incorporate literacy in children but in adults as well. It gives me a hint: Literacy and Critical Literacy is something that occurs at all times, we just need to make it consciouss in us (as teachers) and thereby in our students.

    Nice job!

    Melanie MM

  2. ML2
    September 22, 2016

    Dear Catalina,
    I want emphasize in questions you ask in your video, and I think is a relevant for all us in order to reflect about our literacy practices.are we a language teachers aware of the type of text and resources are we given students to read and write? are we really teaching students to question, interpret and transform the realities? as you say these questions are a call recontextualizing our practices taking to account the changes facing in our contemporary world.We need to move from traditional literacy practices to meaning-making modes to create, to interpret and new modes to represent the identity, the culture and the world. It means, we need work in to use a literacy as a social practice.
    Leydy Castaño.

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