IJLLL 2017 Vol.3(4): 234-237 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2017.3.4.139

A Multimodal Concept Map Approach to L2 Writing: Emancipating non-native English Students

Ana Cristina Sánchez
Abstract—This research paper examines the benefits of using a digital concept map approach to develop metacognitive writing skills and to empower L2 learners. The study explores how a digital concept map can help L2 learners develop metacognitive writing skills and empower L2 students at the same time. By providing students with a tool to organize their thoughts and use the multimodality the online resources offer, the digital concept map becomes a tool to give agency to L2 learners and provide them with the tools to communicative within the various target language discourses they will interact with. This paper is relevant to L2 writing, methodology and multimodal literacies.

Index Terms—Concept map, digital, empower, writing.

Ana Cristina Sanchez is an assistant spanish instructor at the Languages and Cultures Department of the University of West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States (e-mail: ASanchez@wcupa.edu)

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Cite:Ana Cristina Sánchez, "A Multimodal Concept Map Approach to L2 Writing: Emancipating non-native English Students," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 3, no. 4, pp. 234-237, 2017.

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