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    taboo teaching

    If you are a teacher can you use a taboo words to teach non_native students the language or you avoid it because it is forbidden?

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    Re: taboo teaching

    It depends on many factors, including the age of the students, their cultural backgrounds and whether it is relevant to their needs. I have never gone out of my way to teach taboo language, but if it has come up in class with adult students, I have taught it.

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    Re: taboo teaching

    Years ago, when I was teaching adult learners of English as a second language, my school handed me a list of the most offensive words in the English language and asked that I teach a lesson using that material. The school's reasoning, knowledge is power. (My students loved it!)

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