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

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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 ...

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