This innovative, accessible book is an introduction to using digital storytelling in language teaching, with a focus on English as an Additional Language (EAL) instruction. Linville and Vinogradova provide a clear framework that addresses translanguaging and multimodal meaning making in teaching multilingual learners (MLs) through use of digital storytelling.

This book provides detailed guidance on how to incorporate digital storytelling into language teaching, building on recent developments in the fields of TESOL and language education that position multilingualism and multiliteracies as important components of any language instruction. Through this text and accompanying activities, readers will understand how to work with MLs to create multimodal digital texts. This book offers an easy-to-follow, step-by-step process for language educators to follow to support MLs’ digital storytelling projects in any EAL classroom. Featured digital storytelling projects from EAL practitioners in various contexts, as well as multiple examples and resources, are included for each stage of the process, always grounded in contemporary TESOL theories (e.g., critical pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, translanguaging, and a pedagogy of multiliteracies). This framework supports the development of multilingualism and multiliteracies and can be adapted by educators of other world languages for any language education setting.

Grounded in contemporary TESOL theories, this book is an essential text for courses on technology in TESOL and TESOL methods courses, as well as for language educators.

part I|28 pages

Setting the Stage

chapter 1|6 pages


chapter 3|10 pages

Pedagogical Foundations

Translanguaging and Digital Storytelling

part II|99 pages

Creating a Digital Story

chapter 4|16 pages

Getting Ready to Go

Teacher Planning and Preparation

chapter 5|15 pages

Preparing Learners for the Task

chapter 6|12 pages

Starting the Story

Story Circles and Writing the Narrative

chapter 7|13 pages

Mapping the Multimodal Narrative

chapter 8|14 pages

Video Editing and Multimodal Composing

chapter 9|15 pages

Peer Collaboration and Feedback

chapter 10|12 pages

Presenting and Sharing Digital Stories

part III|23 pages

Reflecting on Teaching and Learning through Digital Storytelling

chapter 12|4 pages

Revisiting the Big Picture