Students will benefit from a lesson that deals with common stereotypes.

One simple recipe is to put on the board – “All …. are …..!” Then, make a statement and ask students for their reply/reaction.

Continue with this, making common stereotypes and reacting to them. For example;

All Chinese are good at math!
– No, they aren’t. Look at Paul!
– No way. It’s because more take math classes.

See all our stereotype-related resources, especially this full lesson pack!

David is an author, professor of TESOL and teacher trainer with over 25 years of teaching experience. You can find him on ELT Buzz or LinkedIN ELT Professionals. Home page -