Contact person:
Edith Fon
  • Department of Culture Language and Media at Malmö University
Responsible at MaU:
Edith Fon
Time frame:
01 September 2023 - 31 August 2028
Research subject:

About the project

This project investigates how multimodal literary texts (MLTs), which combine different semiotic modes to tell a story, are used as learning resources in the English as a foreign language middle school classroom. It aims to understand how teachers and students engage with MLTs, how they create and interpret meaning from different semiotic modes, and what benefits and challenges they encounter in the process. It adopts an inquiry-based approach to explore the features, themes, and uses of MLTs, and their implications for language teaching and learning.

  • The first study of the project aims to provide an overview and categorization of the MLTs that teachers use in the classroom.
  • The second study aims to explore how teachers use MLTs to teach English and to explain the meaning-making processes that teachers and students engage in when reading MLTs.
  • The third study aims to interview teachers on their experiences and perspectives about using MLTs in the classroom and their perceptions about assessing students’ multimodal productions.