Weight Discrimination in the workplace

ESL news-based lesson plan

Lesson Overview

This ESL lesson plan  deals with the theme of workplace discrimination and obesity.  In particular the discrimination faced by job applicants who are overweight.    They will also discussion the double discrimination that women face in the workplace. The ESL lesson is based on the article Gaining a few kilos makes people less employable – especially women  which was published by The Conversation. 

It focus on practicing key skills related to reading, speaking, collaboration and critical thinking.  You will need at least 90 minutes to complete this lesson, if used as a flipped ESL lesson. However, lesson can run up to 3 hours ( consider two  90-minute lessons or for university teachers adjust as needed).

While targeting intermediate and upper-intermediate language learners of English, it is highly adaptable as it have been purposely designed to faciliate mixed-levelled classes. This includes in a tertiary institution such as a university or within a professional environment, targeting professionals.

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