Fotonovelas

Make language learning fun and relevant

Lección  01

Introducciones

¡Bienvenido!

  • Maria Jose — Healthcare Spanish Instructor/Pacific University
  • Jeff Rouyer — Instructional Designer/Grad. Student Royal Roads University

What are fotonovelas?

  • “Fotonovelas” are styled comic book similar to popular telenovelas shown on Latin American media (Example).
  • Visually links spoken dialog with cultural and grammar objectives.
  • Creative solution that connects the often abstract concepts of grammar with dialog practice and cultural understanding.
  • Born from a collaborative process, fotonovela supplement language instruction in a Spanish for Healthcare Professionals program.

Collaborators

  • Eli Sears — Adjunct Instructor fotonovela contributor/actor.
  • Cristela Daniels — Susan G. Komen Foundation (Latina Initiative).
Discover how fotonovelas are used to teach Spanish grammar to healthcare professionals at Pacifc University

Fotonovelas

Make language learning fun and relevant

Lección  02

La Gramática dificil de entender

How second-language grammar is difficult but necessary

  • Bad Reputation
  • Appears Abstract
  • Weird Terminology
  • Difficult to Transfer
  • But...Grammar is Necessary!
Teaching Spanish to healthcare professionals is a big challenge. Time pressures, existing proficiency, multiple disciplines are all factors

Fotonovelas

How fotonovelas can be used to teach grammar and culture objectives

Lección  03

Fotonovelas para aprender gramática

How second-language grammar is difficult but necessary

  • Offers relevant context (Flipbook)
  • Engages the reader
  • Emphasizes cultural objectives
  • Improves health literacy
  • Authentic community focus
The goals is to visually connect grammar to the dialog that students need to practice that simulate real world interactions

Fotonovelas

How fotonovelas can be used to teach grammar and culture objectives

Lección  04

Creando nuestra fotonovela

How to create printable and interactive fotonovelas

Fotonovelas can be developed in a variety of formats and media integration requiring little to advanced skill level

Fotonovelas

How fotonovelas can be used to teach grammar and culture objectives

Lección  05

Desarrollo de nuestro proyecto para el futuro

What we hope to further develop our fotonovelas

  • Professional actors/voice artists
  • Further community participation
  • High quality printing
  • Video recording space/equipment
  • Expand interprofessional collaboration
Our goal is to evolve our fotonovelas using professional actors and high quality printing and mobile access

Fotonovelas

How fotonovelas can be used to teach grammar and culture objectives

Lección  05

Final de la fotonovela

Thank you and let us know of your interest

  • You are invited to use our templates
  • Would fotonovelas fit in your instruction?
  • Do you see a community need for fotonovelas

¡Gracias!

Our goal is to evolve our fotonovelas using professional actors and high quality printing and mobile access