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TESOL | Intensive Summer Workshop

Multiliteracies and Multimodal Communication in ESL/EFL Instruction

About the Workshop

This three-day intensive workshop covers theoretical aspects of multiliteracies, TESOL teaching methods that include multiliteracies and multimodal communication, and discusses the benefits and challenges of this approach in ESL/EFL instruction. After the workshop concludes, participants taking the 3-credit option will complete a final multimodal project while having additional meetings with an instructor of record in class, individually, and online.

  • Instructional component (all credit options):
    • Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, 9am - 5pm
  • Follow-up component (3-credit option only): 
    • In-class meetings: Friday, July 19 and Friday, August 16, 5:30 - 8:15pm
    • Independent work and individual meetings: July 20 - August 15

 Workshop Leaders

Photo of Mark Evan Nelson, presenter for the AU TESOL Summer Workshop 2013

Mark Evan Nelson, Associate Professor and Director of Research in the English Language Institute at Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan. Mark Nelson's work is concerned with understanding the semiotic, sociocultural, and pedagogical implications of multimodal communication across geographic and cultural boundaries and via digital media technologies.

Photo of Neil Johnson, presenter at  the TESOL 2013 Summer Workshop

Neil Johnson, Associate Professor in the English Language Institute at Kanda University of International Studies in Chiba, Japan, and Director of Curriculum & Deputy Director of the Research Institute of Language Studies and Language Education. Neil Johnson's work focuses on curriculum development, sociocultural theory, multiliteracies, and creativity in second language education.