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


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In this video we could see to different perspectives about the multimodal and multiteracy in our educational system. How these two concepts are part of the teaching and learning processes in our students and how the use of these elements are an important part of our classes. It is necessary to emphasize that not all the schools in have the same opportunities and condition to offer to their students what they really want. But all the effort that principals, teachers, and community members do are important to support the teaching practices of a second language.

It is not only the quantity of elements that we use in our classes but it is the quality of our teaching practices that really matter in the education of our students.  




Albers, P., & Harste, J.C. (2007). The arts, new literacies, and multimodality. English Education, 40(1), 6–20.

Jewitt, C., & Kress, G. (2003). MultiMultimodalities and Multiliteracies in a private and public schoolmodal literacy. New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Kress, G., & Van Leeuwen, T. (2001). Multimodal discourse: The modes and media of contemporary communication. London,UK: Arnold.

Mills, K. A. (2015). Literacy theories for the digital age: Social, critical, multimodal, spatial, material and sensory lenses (Vol. 45). Multilingual Matters.

Sewell, W., & Denton, S. (2011). Multimodal literacies in the secondary classroom. English Journal, 100(5), 61-65.

Schwarzer, D., Haywood, A., & Lorenzen, C. (2003). Fostering multiliteracy in a linguistically diverse classroom. Language Arts, 80(6), 453-460.










  1. ML2
    September 13, 2016

    Thank you for share your video, I really like the idea to contrast the literacy processes in private and public school, it is an opportunity to open the perspective between both contexts and it is a prove that the way to develop literacy at school not matter it is private and public depend a lot from the teacher´s motivation, teacher´s effort to do a active class and help students to construct meaning knowledge using multiliteracies and multimodality. I liked the way kattia engage students to construct sentences using frequency words because it is a way to start with the common experiences of students and pass then to write paragraphs help them with graphic organized which is an example of multimodality; from the jakeline experience I am agree with the advance teachers take from technology in a 40-45 students classroom using multimodality in order to construct meaning knowledge; other way is difficult to change the traditional learning and teaching processes So, I think the teacher have a important role to transform English practices.

    • ML2
      September 13, 2016

      sorry, I forgot my name,

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