Creating Visually Effective Materials for English Learners
Creating Visually Effective Materials for English Learners
Creating Visually Effective Materials for English Learners
Gabriela Kleckova and Pavel Svejda
This ebook is designed to help meet the needs of TESOL professionals in the areas of visual literacy and communication inside and outside ESOL classrooms. It includes practical ideas for writers and teachers and shows how TESOL practitioners can make their own materials more accessible and appealing to their learners and other audiences.
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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:

14105E_into introduces document design and explains its importance.

14105E_Through outlines issues and principles involved in the design of TESOL materials, exploring specific tools when designing for English language learners.

14105E_beyond moves from design principles to design practice.


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Publication Information

Publisher: TESOL Press
ISBN: 978-1-942799-20-7
Pages: 140
Publish Date: 02/28/2019

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