MULTICULTURALISM IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
Keywords:education, multiculturalism, redesign of curricula, English language
Multiculturalism in English language teaching is a global trend, both in the developed and in the developing countries, especially those that are out of the English-speaking area. This paper presents certain contemporary trends on multiculturalism in the student environment. It is important for diverse English language learners (ELLs) to feel heard and understood in their classrooms. The findings indicate that schools that implement rich multicultural education in their classrooms positively benefit ELL students psychologically, socially, and academically. Multicultural education has one important message to give to all the students it serves, and it is that regardless of their differences in gender, social class, ethnicity, race, etc., they all deserve an equal opportunity to attain an equal education. Different approaches in the multicultural English teaching classes, the conditions in the multicultural study of the English language and the possible redesign of the multicultural curriculum in the study of the English language are basic for the correct interpretation and practice of multiculturalism in the study of the English
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