Webinar – Reading Multimodally: Guiding L2 Learners to Interpret Everyday Web Texts (Virtual)

When: April 07, 2021 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Kristen Michelson

This webinar is presented by Kristen Michelson, assistant professor of French and applied linguistics at Texas Tech University.

Contemporary communication and literacy practices increasingly occur in virtual spaces where texts are inherently multimodal. Yet, research and practice in second language (L2) reading lags behind everyday literacy practices by focusing primarily on linguistic modes of communication while underplaying the role of other semiotic modes in texts. In this webinar we will explore reading as a way of encountering second language cultural practices and perspectives.

Participants will learn strategies for:

  • Finding and curating authentic multimodal texts around specific cultural themes.
  • Adapting and using frameworks for engaging students in reading multimodal texts.
  • Incorporating multimodal reading in the L2 classroom in tandem with language learning objectives.

This event is the second of a two-part webinar series on multi-modal literacies in second language classrooms.  

Registration closes at 5 p.m. MST on April 6, 2021.

Participants attending can request a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours of Continuing Education during the live event; or participants they can request a digital badge after the event.

Participants requiring closed captions at the time of CERCLL's events should request this at least a week in advance by emailing CERCLL at cercll@email.arizona.edu.







Audience: All
Audience size: Large (101-500)
Price: FREE


Campus: Virtual


United States

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Xochitl Coronado-Vargas Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact: Xochitl Coronado-Vargas