This website presents a series of teaching materials for ESOL teachers wanting to explore the theme of ‘languages’, and how they operate in society. It offers a range of suggested participatory tools, activities and texts that can be used and adapted in the classroom. We draw on two major areas of study. Firstly, participatory pedagogy, an approach inspired by Brazilian educator Paulo Freire that builds a critical understanding of the world and supports students to take action for social justice. Secondly, we draw on sociolinguistics, the study of how language interacts with society, and in particular the sociolinguistics of migration.
The website contains a range of resources for the ESOL teacher, including: