The use of comic strips as a means of teaching history in the EFL class: Proposal of activities based on two historical comic strips adhering to the principles of CLIL

Livia Carolina Ravelo

Abstract


Teaching English as a second or foreign language in a globalised world imposes constant innovations in methodological frameworks and didactic resources. As a consequence, English should be conceived not only as an object of study but also as the vehicular language to access cultural, sociological, historical as well as other sources of information. This paper is intended to show that the use of comic strips can be regarded as a valid resource to teach history in the EFL classroom with CLIL (content language integrated learning) as the methodological framework. To achieve this goal, activities designed around two historical comics on the Jewish Holocaust (Shoah) have been included; these can be used as example and adapted to plan other activities on other historical comics.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5294/laclil.2013.6.1.1

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