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Art and Language: Visual Literacy for World Languages and English Language Learners

February 7, 2015
Ryan Education Center, Studio C
$50; 5 CPDUs

Visual art and art museums can be powerful tools for language development and expression. In particular, they can help World Language and English Language Learners (ELLs) encounter language in dynamic ways, build vocabulary, and make sense of new cultural contexts. This workshop will focus on the Art Institute’s newly installed Islamic art galleries, featuring works of art from a vast and varied Islamic world stretching at times from Spain and North Africa to India and South Asia. Facilitated experiences with the diverse works on view, many of which vividly integrate written text with rich decorative patterns, will provide participating teachers with strategies to foster language development in increasingly multicultural classroom settings. 

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Iran, Tabriz. 15th Century. Mary Jane Gunsaulus Collection.