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As Veterans Day and Remembrance Day approach, it’s the time of year when we often think about those who have passed away. Should death be a topic in the ESL classroom? There is no question that the topic has to be approached with sensitivity in the classroom. We don’t know when a loss in the family may still be fresh for some students. While talking about death can trigger sad feelings, the topics of Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, something we all agree belong in an ESL program, are often as loaded for some and must be approached with equal sensitivity.
At a plenary entitled Teachers for Social Responsibility: Guidelines for your Classroom, Professor H. Douglas Brown reminded teachers that in addition to teaching the English language, it behooves us as educators to make the promotion of cultural tolerance and environmental stewardship part of our agenda in the TESOL classroom.