VISUAL LITERACY IN MULTILINGUAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING


  • Natalia Safonova
Keywords: Foreign language teaching, multilingualism, visual aids, multimedia visual aids, interactive board

Abstract

The article is devoted to analysis of the visual literacy in the context of multilingual approach to foreign languages teaching. A multilingual approach to FLT requires new teaching and learning materials that support transfer of linguistic knowledge, language and learning experience, language learning strategies, language comparisons etc. It reveals the main functions of visual literacy at the foreign language lessons:presentations, websites, publications; development and creation of didactic material; online testing; a teleconference with the help of webcams; electronic library; multimedia courses, the use of Internet resources. Interactive learning through educational software facilitates the realization of a complex methodological, pedagogical, didactic and psychological principles, makes the learning process more interesting. The article stresses that the visual aspect of teaching aids promotes formation and improvement general skills of learners; expansion of language material; manifestation of independence to work on educational material; development of creative potential of students, their cognitive activity; create exciting lessons.

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Published
2018-10-07
How to Cite
Safonova, N. (2018). VISUAL LITERACY IN MULTILINGUAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING. English and American Studies, (15), 75-81. Retrieved from https://anglistika.dp.ua/index.php/AA/article/view/163
Section
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING AND THE ISSUES OF MULTILINGUALISM