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Breaking the ice: addressing LGBT issues in the ESOL classroom
Invisibility and framing of identity: 1 Introduction
Language acquisition can be hindered if learners are not in an environment which is conducive to fostering a welcoming atmosphere where all feel free to talk about themselves, their identities and personal lives. This is particularly relevant to LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) ESOL learners. However, ESOL learners can sometimes display strong homophobic views, linked to culture, religion and personal beliefs.
- LGBT invisibility and the heteronormative framing of identity in ELT materials - John Gray, Institute of Education
- Breaking the Ice, Addressing LGBT Issues In The ESOL Classroom - Laila El-Metoui, NATECLA London
- When ‘ordinary’ feels like a luxury - Sheila Macdonald, ESOL Lecturer, Adult Eduction, Kent.