Companion website for

Literacies in Language Education:
A Guide for Teachers and Teacher Educators

Book CoverWelcome to the companion website for Literacies in Language Education: A Guide for Teachers and Teacher Educators (Paesani & Menke, 2023), which grew out of CARLA's Literacies in Language Education initiative. Screenshot of ACTFL interviewThis book defines multiliteracies pedagogy, its benefits, and how to create curricula and instructional materials grounded in it. The book also explains, in teacher-friendly language, how to use this approach at all levels of language education and offers ideas for teacher professional development. Learn more about the book's features and potential uses directly from the authors in a short video interview (right) with Georgetown University Press and in an episode of the Speaking of Language podcast.

On this page, you will find links to resources mentioned in each chapter of the book. Click on a chapter's title to view the list of resources. All of the resources provided on this page are free. If you are interested in purchasing a copy of the book, please visit the publisher's website.


Chapter 1 - Understanding Literacies in Language Education

Chapter 2 - Introduction to Literacies Curriculum Design

Chapter 3 - Creating Learning Objectives

Chapter 4 - Defining, Selecting, and Evaluating Target Language Texts

Chapter 5 - Developing an Assessment Plan

Chapter 6 - Introduction to Multiliteracies Pedagogy

Chapter 7 - Experiencing: Building Textual Understanding

Chapter 8 - Conceptualizing: Connecting Form and Meaning

Chapter 9 - Analyzing: Exploring Cultural Practices and Perspectives

Chapter 10 - Applying: Assessing Student Learning

Epilogue - Advancing Literacies in Language Education


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