Helping students achieve fluency in the English language, whether verbal, visual, or multi-modal, is a complex undertaking, as Professor of English Education and former Department Chair Roy Fox knows very well. Dr. Fox is a long-time advocate of using visual media to foster language fluency. Media literacy has been an important subject in both his classrooms and his research. Recently, he has been employing even more unconventional methods of teaching and continuously expanding the field of English Education and literacy.
Dr. Fox gives another example of using images to promote fluency. He describes how recent immigrants from unstable countries used graphic novel formats to connect to their personal stories and gain a better grasp of the English language.