Invisibility and framing of identity: 1 Introduction
2 Representation of gender
3 Teacher feedback and conclusions
Breaking the ice: 1 Introduction
2 Dealing with LGBT issues
3 Fostering a positive LGBT atmosphere
When ‘ordinary’ feels like luxury: 1 Introduction
2 Incorporating LGBT lives
3 LGBT challenges
4 Advantages and conclusion
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.