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Immigrants in ELT Books


The aim of this paper is to provide a brief overview of how immigrants are depicted in modern ELT books and how frequently they appear in them. In order to address this issue we analyzed a random sample of most frequently used ELT books and briefly described immigrant-related content. Immigrants do appear in all books we analyzed, although there are certain differences in how frequently they appear and in the ways in which they are described. The only common feature of these books is that they offer almost identical pictures of modern society and multiculturalism.


immigrants; ELT books; English; multiculturalism

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