Oh là là! The appeal of international picturebooks
Picturebooks enable language learning using a familiar, non-intimidating format that is accessible across all reading levels, says one trainee teacher
Shedding their reputation as purely for early readers, picturebooks are increasingly recognised as a sophisticated reading experience. The complex interaction between word and image challenges the reader in ever new ways, yet in a familiar, non-intimidating format that is accessible across all reading levels.
In my PhD research, I wanted to show how picturebooks could be used in language learning – given the rollout of the national 1+2 policy – and with bilingual learners, bringing their heritage languages into the classroom.
I also wanted to explore how picturebooks might help arm learners ...