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Academic Paper

Title: An Inspirational Palette: English learners' cultural heritage as a resource for teaching ESL
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Author: Lane Igoudin
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Institution: Los Angeles City College
Linguistic Field: Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
Abstract: The article explores the ways of introducing L1 artistic heritage into teaching L2 (English). More specifically, it focuses on (1) the relationship between L1 art and identity development of language learners in an L2 culture, (2) strategies for incorporating L1 visual arts, and (3) resources available for enriching ESL curriculum through the use of the arts from student backgrounds.
Type: Individual Paper
Status: Completed
Venue: Quarterly newsletter for California ESOL Professionals
Publication Info: CATESOL News, 41 (2)
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