Gender equality in the TESOL classroom: Exploring news stories from around the world

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English language education is a social activity by nature, and the work conducted by teachers can (and should) be socially committed. This means that socially relevant topics should be brought to the TESOL classroom so that students can learn English while also positioning themselves in relation to these topics. The present chapter contains an easy-to-implement lesson plan on the topic of gender equality, which is of utmost importance in our contemporary society. Aimed at upper-intermediate students, the lesson plan provides a model of how a corpus of online news stories may be used to explore the topic of gender equality in the TESOL classroom, to provide students with extensive meaningful English language input, to develop their discourse analytical skills and to foster their criticality. This model can be easily adapted to suit other socially relevant topics such as climate change and food security.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTeaching English with Corpora
Subtitle of host publicationA Resource Book
EditorsVander Viana
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9781032252971, 9781032252995
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 26 Oct 2022


  • gender equality
  • gender
  • news
  • corpus analysis
  • corpus linguistics
  • corpus-based activity
  • data-driven learning (DDL)
  • discourse analysis
  • discourse


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