Discussion Question C:
This research project was a collaboration of two fields: English language teaching and public health. In this article, the issue on the table (literally) was lead poisoning, and the authors worked to integrate that public health concern into the language classes, while being careful to construct the conversation with room for much identity work. What health issues have come up in your ESL teaching? Have cultural tensions/discussions emerged via such topics? If so, please describe what you mean.