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Diversity and Inclusion in English Language Education
Supporting Learning Through Research and Practice

Edited By

Ann-Marie Hunter

  • Available for pre-order on June 22, 2023. Item will ship after July 13, 2023
ISBN 9781032169903
July 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited volume takes an expansive, no-nonsense view of the spectrum of English language learners to address their varied backgrounds and their wide range of needs, worries, motivations, and abilities. Each chapter addresses a key area and group of students to enable English language teachers to come away with the knowledge and skills they need to support their students. The contributors, who represent a diverse range of voices themselves, cover essential topics, including dyslexia, neurodiversity, linguistic inclusion, Deaf students, LGBTQI+ students, racial and cultural inclusion, and more.

Accessible and grounded in cutting-edge research, this book features key concepts, methodologies, and strategies that will encourage reflection and inclusive pedagogy. An invaluable resource for students, researchers and professionals, this volume demonstrates how English language education can be a force for transformative change and social inclusion.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Trouble and Care in the English language classroom Ann-Marie Hunter  Part 1: – Inclusive language 2. An inclusive approach to teaching English to deaf adult learners Russell Aldersson  3. Inclusion in foreign language education: Using translingual scaffolding to support vocabulary learning in primary school Vera Busse and Katrin Peltzer  4. Traditional stories in ELT: Translingual practice for inclusive writing and digital skills instruction Taiko Aoki-Marcial  Part 2: Inclusive teaching  5. ‘You don't want to lose anyone, you don't want anyone falling behind’: Online ESOL, inclusion and accessibility in the UK Kathryn Sidaway  6. LGBTQI+ Sexualities and a Diversity-Focused Approach in English for Academic Purposes Angelos Bollas  7. Developing senior learners’ autonomy in second language learning Helga Dorner and Emese Schiller  Part 3: Teaching inclusion 8. How to talk about race in the English language classroom Joelma Santos  9. English language learners dealing with trauma: developing ESL teachers’ knowledge, attitudes, and skills Fatima Reszczynski  10. Accommodating learners with SpLDs in the language classroom: Problems and solutions Bimali Indrarathne

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Ann-Marie Hunter is a Lecturer of TESOL and Linguistics at York St. John University, UK.