Visual Arts Circle

drawing as a learning tool Emma Louise Pratt

Visual Arts Activities in the English Language Classroom

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Many teachers are daunted by the idea of dealing with the visual arts in the classroom, let alone an English language classroom. They often don’t consider themselves as “arty”. Looking at images created by artists can be confounding. In this article, I’ll offer ideas and activities that can be used when working with the visual arts that empower teacher and learner alike.

Detail of painting From the rooftop we Can See the City by Emma Louise Pratt

Using Image in Language Teaching

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This is a publication I’ve participated in, contributing one of the chapters. The book features articles and practical ideas for using still and moving images in language education.

podcast august 2017 multi modal literacy visual art and ELT

Multimodal Literacies, the Visual Arts and (E)LT

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Is there a paradigm shift happening in the world of TEFL and language teaching? Emma Pratt talks to Anna Whitcher and Kieran Donaghy, the dynamic partnership behind the Visual Arts Circle, a community of practice formed for language teachers interested in multimodal literacy, visual literacy and the visual arts. The Visual Arts Circle’s sixth annual Image Conference kicks off in October 2017 in Lisbon.