Part 1: Rethinking Interpretative Communication – A Multiliteracies Approach
Friday, February 19, 2021
2:00 -3:30 pm
This workshop will provide a conceptual foundation for teaching target language texts and interpretive communication using multiliteracies pedagogy. Taking communicative language teaching as a point of departure, participants will reflect on their understandings of concepts such as communicative competence, input, comprehension, and language functions and situate these understandings in relation to multiliteracies concepts. This work will provide a foundation for designing lessons that encourage both the comprehension and interpretation of target language texts. It will also prepare participants for part 2 of this workshop series.
Participants will be able to identify their approach to teaching target language texts and interpretive communication; discuss and compare concepts from communicative language teaching and multiliteracies pedagogy; and construct a multiliteracies-oriented definition of interpretive communication.