Re-Imagining Respect: Understanding Respectful Communication from the Adult ELL’s Perspective

Re-Imagining Respect: Understanding Respectful Communication from the Adult ELL’s Perspective

Due to the intercultural nature of EFL/ESL classrooms, respectful communication presents a unique challenge. The purpose of this presentation is to share findings from my research which examined how English language learners (ELLs) conceptualize respect and believe it is communicated in the classroom. Those attending the presentation will leave with a greater awareness of how ELLs understand respect and an enhanced ability to identify classroom communication which ELLs may deem disrespectful.