Language Arts with a Focus on Media: Facilitating Students’ Entry in the World of Literacy

Alexandra Kaklamanos


This paper briefly describes the function of media literacy in the classroom. Beginning with the notion that language is socially constructed, the paper focuses on how it is possible to incorporate a field that is familiar and accessible to all, in our teaching.  Furthermore, the advantages of studying the media are outlined and supported by existing studies.  Teachers who strive to show sensitivity to their students ought to include texts that are central to their students’ lives.

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English Language Teaching       ISSN 1916-4742 (Print)   ISSN  1916-4750 (Online)

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