|Make your materials accessible and appealing to English learners!
This ebook, the first of its kind focused on English learners, imparts knowledge about visual language and its use in the fields of technical communication and graphic design to TESOL materials development. Creating Visually Effective Materials for English Learners offers specific guidance on the visual design of language learning materials with basic information on the whats and how tos. Learn how to match the unique purposes of various texts and genres with the needs and proficiency levels of English language learners (ELLs). The authors illustrate visually effective document design and provide practical suggestions for improving the comprehensibility and usability of teacher-made materials to better serve ELLs.
The book has three main sections that correspond with the well-known instructional lesson-planning framework of Into, Through, and Beyond:
introduces document design and explains its importance.
outlines issues and principles involved in the design of TESOL materials, exploring specific tools when designing for English language learners.
moves from design principles to design practice.