TEACHING EFL STUDENTS IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE GROUPS


  • Tatiana Aksiutina
Keywords: teaching EFL, ethnically diverse students’ groups, culturally responsive teaching, caring, learning community, knowledge base about cultural diversity

Abstract

The article focuses on teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to culturally diverse students, providing a pedagogical framework of culturally responsive teaching (CRT) that recognizes the importance of including students’ cultural references in all aspects of learning. It develops theoretical and practical issues about culturally responsive teaching, outlying its potential power in achieving the academic success of ethnically and linguistically diverse students. These general conceptual issues are followed by a discussion of some pedagogical paradigms and suggestions for reversing the underachievement of students. The article develops in detail four essential components of culturally responsiveteaching: developing a knowledge base about cultural diversity, demonstrating caring, and building learning communities, communicating with ethnically diverse students. They facilitate a deeper understanding of how conceptual principles about teaching EFL and through cultural responsive teaching can be translated into instructional actions. The article demonstrates how to align teaching strategies so they are supportive of EFL students’ intrinsic motivation within and across culturally diverse groups.

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Published
2017-09-15
How to Cite
Aksiutina, T. (2017). TEACHING EFL STUDENTS IN CULTURALLY DIVERSE GROUPS. English and American Studies, (14), 57-64. Retrieved from https://anglistika.dp.ua/index.php/AA/article/view/192
Section
ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING