2022 Research in the Capitol

Location

Iowa State House, Rotunda

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Abstract

In this ongoing project, I explore the application of color and emotion within the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Developing practices that strengthen color and emotion is beneficial for the psychological regulation of those within any environment (Güneş & Olguntürk, 2020), and is especially beneficial for emergent bilingual students. These learners are disproportionately exposed to additional academic, emotional, socio-economic, and cultural challenges both within and outside of the classroom (Benesch, 2012; Beyer, 2017; Heineke & Vera, 2021). These findings suggest that color may be used as a social-emotional tool to facilitate language acquisition and learning. To investigate this possibility, several language teaching professionals will be surveyed on their uses of color in their classrooms. The potential implications of this evaluation of current visual-based strategies and practices used within the TESOL field will be discussed in relation to current theory and practice in the field.

Start Date

21-2-2022 11:30 AM

End Date

21-2-2022 1:30 PM

Event Host

University Honors Programs, Iowa Regent Universities

Faculty Advisor

Hilal Ergul

Department

Department of Languages and Literatures

Department

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

File Format

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Feb 21st, 11:30 AM Feb 21st, 1:30 PM

Using Color with Care: An Exploration of the Application of Psychological Color Theory within Language Classrooms

Iowa State House, Rotunda

In this ongoing project, I explore the application of color and emotion within the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Developing practices that strengthen color and emotion is beneficial for the psychological regulation of those within any environment (Güneş & Olguntürk, 2020), and is especially beneficial for emergent bilingual students. These learners are disproportionately exposed to additional academic, emotional, socio-economic, and cultural challenges both within and outside of the classroom (Benesch, 2012; Beyer, 2017; Heineke & Vera, 2021). These findings suggest that color may be used as a social-emotional tool to facilitate language acquisition and learning. To investigate this possibility, several language teaching professionals will be surveyed on their uses of color in their classrooms. The potential implications of this evaluation of current visual-based strategies and practices used within the TESOL field will be discussed in relation to current theory and practice in the field.