Using picturebook video read-alouds in primary ELT

Watch a recording of the first in our webinar series 'Using literature with young learners and teenagers', with Gail Ellis and Tatia Gruenbaum, co-founders of PEPELT.

 Teaching English Webinar: Girl reading story book guided by a teacher

About the webinar

Online video read-alouds by picturebook creators are an underutilised resource in primary ELT.  This webinar presents a set of criteria for the selection of quality asynchronous picturebook video read-alouds which includes an analysis of the different video production approaches used and their affordances for PELT purposes. We will also present a framework that can be used for designing materials around picturebooks for e-learning.

Recorded on 12 July 2021

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About the speakers

Gail Ellis has been working with picturebooks since 1989. Her publications include Tell it Again!, Teaching children how to learn, and Teaching English to Pre-Primary Children. Gail’s interests include children’s rights, picturebooks in primary ELT, young learner ELT management and inclusive practices.

Tatia Gruenbaum taught EFL, EAP and ESP at a number of Higher and Further Education institutions in London and is now an English lecturer at the Avans University of Applied Sciences in Breda (NL) and a PhD candidate at the UCL Institute of Education. She holds an MA TESOL from the IoE and her PhD research centres on the use of picturebooks as a tool in pre-service primary teacher education in the Netherlands.

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