Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Claire Stanley


The purpose of this project is to demonstrate how relatively common- place materials such as personal photos can be meaningfully utilized in the ESL classroom. The project contains a collection of simulated personal photographs which are divided into four topic areas. One authentic photo has been selected to represent each topic area. Immediately following the photographs in each topic area is a summary of lexical, structural and cross-cultural items which can be determined from the photos. The main body of each topic area is made up of teaching activities divided into two categories: focused activities and discussion/ cross-cultural activities.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Curriculum and Instruction | Education | Educational Methods