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In this webinar, we will connect with the material, creative, and embodied dimensions of L2 learning and teaching, by examining what we can learn from, at, and with the art museum. We will engage with the following questions: ‘What is a museum?’, ‘How do museum-based and pedagogies of multiliteracies intersect?’ and ‘How can I engage L2 learners with (art) museum texts across sites of practice?’ This webinar will provide answers to these questions with a specific focus on the PreK-16 world language classroom, using texts from diverse museums, as well as instructional and experiential strategies drawn from research and from various collaborative projects.


Digital Storytelling (DS) is a textual narrative embedded with other modes of communication. It consists of a “short, two to three-minute mini-film usually based on still photos brought into a multimedia format with a textual narrative read with the narrator’s voice (Lundby, 2008, p.366). Many studies have examined the integration of digital stories in educational settings. Still, studies have yet to explore DS in Foreign Language/L2  learning contexts and the beneficial impact on students’ cognition, language learning, and technology and media skills. Inspired by the Story Center’s movement and mission to “create spaces for listening to and sharing stories” and to provide “skills and tools that support self-expression, creative practice and community building” (, Dr. Petit uses the Center Story’s steps into the curriculum to help students to produce personal and unique digital narratives in L2. 

L2ML Symposium

Start date: April 21, 2023 - End date: April 22, 2023
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online

The Second Language Multimodal Literacies symposium (L2ML) will bring together educators, practitioners, and researchers, who share common interests in exploring the role of multimodality in contexts of second or multiple language and culture learning. This two-day virtual event will include a series of digital presentations and discussions, including three invited talks by experts in the fields of multimodal language and literacy education. The symposium will culminate in a panel discussion, where participants will consider future directions for multimodal scholarship and pedagogical practice in second language and multilingualism studies.

Save the date! Language Teacher Symposium (LaTeS) 2023

Date: May 6, 2023
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Save the date for Language Teacher Symposium (LaTeS) 2023! Title: Lights, Camera, Action! Liven Up your WL Classroom with Drama-Based Activities Event Date: May 6th 2023 Time: 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Location: The University of Arizona, Tucson Travel scholarships will be available, more details to come. Presenter:  Melanie Mello Abstract: Successful communication does not begin and […]