Teaching a Foreign Language with Sketchnotes

In this episode I’m chatting with Roel Vermeulen about using sketchnoting while teaching a foreign language. We chat about creating vocabulary cards on the fly that your students get to keep after the lesson, other visual formats to explore in support of language learning, and then Roel shares some exciting work he’s doing with PowerPoint presentations. Hope you enjoy it!

The Video Version

I’ve started to record these coaching calls using Zoom, making it easier to share the video version of our conversation as well!


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An example of the vocabulary cards that Roel creates during language lessons with individual students.

Vocabulary cards captured digitally.

If you didn’t catch Roel’s presentation demo toward the end of our conversation, you’re missing out!

Free Sketchnoting Guide

Want to give sketchnoting a try but not sure where to start? Check out this sample of The Verbal To Visual Notebook:

That 100% hand-sketched notebook includes a set of prompts to help you put pen to paper and start sketching out ideas yourself.

You can get the free guide here.