Sessions / Materials Writers

Developing a Web Comic to Teach English #144

Sat, Jun 20, 11:15-11:50 JST | Zoom F

Comics in Japan are a huge source of entertainment and a pop culture icon that people of all ages love, but comics are also often used to teach in Japan, including language. In 2019, as part of an attempt to serve students at our university with exciting and engaging original materials that they can use for free to learn English and rhetorical content, a yonkoma (or “four panel”) online comic was developed and posted on Instagram over the course of several months. This poster presentation will explore how that comic was developed, how it used language and rhetorical concepts, and how it targeted students.