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Webinar: Multimodal Pedagogies in the L2 Classroom: Moving from Language to a Communication Paradigm

November 18, 2020

Presented by José Aldemar Álvarez Valencia, Ph.D., professor of applied linguistics in the School of Language Sciences  at Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.

The current communication landscape shows that communication is multimodal by nature. This new perspective on language and communication impacts directly second language acquisition and pedagogical practices. Multimodal pedagogies intend to bring this perspective into second/foreign language classrooms by highlighting the centrality of modes of communication and transmodal practices in the design of tasks that engage learners in processes of language/communication appropriation. By looking at language as one more semiotic resource among many others that make up communication ecologies, multimodal pedagogies recognize and look for ways to articulate and rearticulate students’ cultural semiotic resources, including their languages, their embodied communicative practices, and their identity affiliations.

In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the main concepts of multimodal pedagogies such as design, modes, semiotic resources, and transmodality. Likewise, the presenter will discuss the main principles of this new approach, followed by some examples on how it can be implemented in a language/communication classroom.

During the registration process, participants can request to receive a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education for attending the live event; or participants can request to receive a digital badge after the event.

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