Using children's picture books to support the English Language learning for students whom English is an additional language or dialect

by Janet Fellowes



This paper explores the value of using quality picture books in the English language classroom. It seeks to draw together a number of theoretical and pedagogical principles for the teaching of English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D) together with the classroom use of picture books. It examines the features and qualities of picture books, highlighting what makes them a relevant resource for working with EAL/D students in respect of their English language acquisition.

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