Gender Stereotypes in Korean EFL Textbooks.
Gender Stereotypes in Korean EFL Textbooks and their impact in Language Learning
My study intends to evaluate whether Korean EFL textbooks contain gender stereotypes that may have negative impact among learners specifically when they communicate with native English speakers. My study seeks to investigate gender stereotypes in Korean EFL textbooks and their impact on language- learning among EFL students as revealed by research studies which include gender related reading, writing and dialogues in the textbook.
Korean EFL textbooks reflect Korean Stereotypes because they are mostly written by Korean authors. For example, in Korea, in general, when the husband is speaking, the wife may not interrupt but instead, just listen to her husband. In Korea, “ silence is golden for women” whereas frankness and outspokenness are typical of American women. This is why Americans often think Korean women are unfriendly, while Korean often think American women are too talkative.