A fun and effective collaboration tool that will create a memorable impression. Put students into groups and let them work together to create fun and practical dialogues, stories, presentations and more!

“If I can’t picture it, I can’t understand it.”

– Einstein

Storyboarding or picture writing is the origin of all written languages used by ancient cultures. Chinese and Japanese languages were built using pictographs. Storyboarding has long been used and shown to be highly effective.

From emergency instructions on airplanes, flashcards in pre-school to technical textbooks storyboard formats are used because people understand, learn and remember more easily when text and speech are combined with pictures.

Storyboarding supports the teaching and learning process of a second language for all ages, interests, learning styles and preferences.

It allows students to personalize vocabulary in a way that increases the likelihood of retention. By contextualizing the newly acquired vocabulary students will attach meaning to the words and be able to more easily recall newly acquired vocabulary.

Flexibility

Advantages

  • Prompts for speaking
  • Organizing and sequencing thoughts
  • Puts vocabulary and expressions into context
  • Can increase self-esteem and self-confidence in the learner
  • Can motivate unimaginative, beginner and lazy students
  • Can encourage collaboration among classmates
  • Improves problem solving
  • Can incorporate communicative competence strategies
  • Counters a lack of interest in and negative attitudes towards motivation
  • Promotes ownership and pride
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