Losing Strangeness: Using Culture to Mediate ESL Teaching

  title={Losing Strangeness: Using Culture to Mediate ESL Teaching},
  author={Jennifer Rowsell and Vannina Sztainbok and Judy Blaney},
  journal={Language, Culture and Curriculum},
  pages={140 - 154}
This paper explores ways of using culture and cultural practices as an informing principle in ESL teaching. To research culture and ESL teaching, we conducted focus groups with teachers in an urban ethnically diverse school in Toronto, Canada and their student teachers during their month-long practica in the school as a part of a Bachelor of Education programme. As instructors in the teacher education programme, we set out to find ways of infusing culture and cultural awareness into our… 

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