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Nagy, Nóra – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
University students are often expected to interpret and produce multimodal texts during their studies. However, their multimodal literacy is rarely developed explicitly and students often lack the language and the knowledge to talk and write about multimodal experiences. Such expectations demand knowledge and skills to approach multimodal texts in…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Art, Museums, Exhibits
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Karatza, Styliani – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
This paper is concerned with multimodal literacy involving the different kinds of knowledge required to fully access texts with multiple semiotic resources used in reading comprehension test tasks. Such literacy requirements have not drawn researchers' attention to date, mainly because the foreign language teaching and testing project has…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Multiple Literacies, Semiotics, Reading Tests
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Eisenlauer, Volker – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Because innovations in media technologies affect all aspects of our daily lives, multimodal and computational literacies are becoming increasingly important as a way to empower English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners in their second language practices. Content-sharing platforms, such as YouTube, provide instant access to authentic language…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Computer Software, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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McIntire, Amy Marie – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2020
Studying musical text effectively reinforces grammar structures and vocabulary taught in class while simultaneously developing cultural literacy, a critical component in second language acquisition. Musical text facilitates a multimodal learning experience as it combines the verbal and aural modes, and is often accompanied by the visual mode. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Cultural Awareness
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Brown, Charles Allen – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
With the commodification of English education in East Asian societies, a robust advertising industry has arisen to attract consumers. In the project described here, I engaged in a critical content analysis of over 1000 advertisements for English educational products and services collected in Japan and Taiwan. My focus was on how social groups are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Advertising, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Villamizar, Andres Gabriel – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2018
Tertiary students from non-English speaking backgrounds are often required to undertake preparatory language courses. Whilst these programs help them achieve an operational level of academic English, their curricula do not explicitly promote the development of essential 21st century visual literacy skills. Understandings of visual literacy in…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Takaya, Kentei – Journal of Visual Literacy, 2016
Visual literacy is an important skill for students to have in order to interpret embedded messages on signs and in advertisements successfully. As advertisements today tend to feature iconic people or events that shaped the modern world, it is crucial to develop students' visual literacy skills so they can comprehend the intended messages. This…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Cambre, Marjorie A.; And Others – Journal of Visual Literacy, 1992
Describes how instructional television and other existing videos can be repurposed to develop theory-based interactive videodiscs. Barriers to videodisc use in education are discussed; and two models are described that integrate curriculum theory and cognitive learning theory in the creation of social studies and foreign language curriculum…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Cost Effectiveness, Curriculum Development, Educational Television