Vol. 2,No. 11, November 2012

Author(s): Nima Shakouri, Ogholgol Nazari

Abstract: At the heart of humanism, a kind of freedom in talk—a democratic talk— is observed. The writers claimed if this democratic talk is valued [humanized] so that students can be allowed to speak from their vantage points, learning can be facilitated. It lends to the support that we humanize ourselves through dialogue with others. The paper is an attempt to persuade teachers that having a politically clear stance in the class towards and with students is certainly a step forward humanizing ELT. As an ancillary aim, the paper is an attempt toward operationalizing humanism in language teaching.

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