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Teaching EFL through Multiliteracies to Empower NNESTs and Students

Location

Seattle, Washington

Date: 

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:00am to Fri, 03/24/2017 - 12:00am

 

The CMES Student Travel Award 

Ahmet Serdar Acar, Graduate Degree Seeking - Sec Lang Acquisition & Teach

TESOL 2017 International Convention & English Language Expo

Abstract 

English as a global language has been learned by many non-native speakers in ever-mounting numbers. However, the dominant EFL teaching practices do not sufficiently benefit from the resourcefulness of non-native English speaker teachers (NNESTs) and their students. This presentation guides practitioners about how to empower resourceful local teachers and students through multiliteracies pedagogy. To illustrate it, the presenter is going to provide the participants with a lesson plan that focuses on the Pet Culture in the US, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.