Language & Literacy Institute course discussion 2016 (Topics in Adult Language & Literacy 6998)

Discussion Question B

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Discussion Question B
by Patsy Vinogradov - Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 9:02 AM

Reading: Santos, M.; McClelland, J.; & Handley, M. (2011). Language lessons on immigrant identity, food culture, and the search for home. TESOL Journal 2.2, June 2011, 203-228.

Discussion Question B:


a. The authors claim that “home” for our learners is not only a physical place, but “also an understanding of the complex emotions and distinct memories that link learners to the places, traditions, and people they associate with home” (p.204). How do you respond to this statement? Can you give an example from your ESL teaching?