Workshop: “Teaching and Researching Multimodal Literacy in Multilingual Learning and Teaching Contexts”

October 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
303 International Center
Charlene Polio

Location: 303 International Center

Come join Dr. Youngjoo Yi, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, to learn about teaching and researching multimodal literacy in multilingual learning. Note the talk is in the building Urban Planning on Red Cedar Road.


In this talk I’d like to address issues of multimodal literacy practices of language learners and their teachers, especially with respect to theoretical, empirical, methodological, and pedagogical aspects of researching and teaching multimodal literacy. I begin my talk by briefly giving an overview of several major theories that have guided multimodal literacy studies in applied linguistics (e.g., multimodality, social semiotics, and multiliteracies). Then, drawing upon empirical findings, I discuss possibilities and challenges of engaging in multimodal literacy practices in learning and teaching English as an additional language. Finally, I’d like to engage the audience with the multimodal analysis of multimodal texts in order to discuss data analysis of multimodal composing and texts. I end my talk by proposing some future directions for researching and teaching multimodal literacy in multilingual contexts.