Thursday 13 February 2014
1830 - 2030 | Venue: British Council, 10 Spring Gardens, SW1A 2BN
London + LIVE ONLINE
LGBT history month
Exploration of Equality and Diversity in the ESOL classroom
This seminar will focus on strategies for integrating Equality and Diversity within your English
teaching practice, to foster a positive atmosphere conducive to learning. 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 students. However,
ESOL learners can sometimes display strong homophobic views, linked to culture, religion and
LGBT lives will be used as an example of integrating E&D. Participants will have the opportunity to
reflect on potential classroom issues and share good practice. It will also explore some of the
challenges surrounding sexual diversity raised by the new legal climate created by the 2010 Equality
Laila has over 20 years teaching experience. She has been a teacher (all levels), a curriculum
manager and a researcher. She founded Lelmeducation which specialises in supporting staff in FE
college with their CPD needs and also currently teaches ESOL at Morley College. Laila is Chair of
1830 – 1900 Welcome reception (for those attending in person)
1900 – 2000 Celebrating differences: Exploration of Equality and Diversity in the ESOL classroom
with Laila El-Metoui (live-stream begins)
2000 – 2010 Q&A - chance to ask your questions #bcseminars
2000 – 2030 Networking reception (for those attending in person)
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In person attendees will also have the opportunity to discuss global job opportunities with
the British Council.
Every seminar is free of charge, however places are limited.
The British Council Seminar Series takes place across the UK, including once a month in London. The seminars are intended to provoke debate and discussion on current issues in English Language teaching and can contribute to the continuing professional development of English Language teachers based in, or visiting, the United Kingdom.
Every seminar is free of charge and includes the opportunity to network with fellow ELT practitioners.
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