Pop culture in English education

Learners today encounter various symbolic resources through digital media and pop culture. Yet, despite its omnipresence in learners’ daily lives, there is a research gap in the theoretical and conceptual development of pop culture in the context of ELT. In this research project, pop culture serves as a basis for discussing the importance of developing pop culture literacy in English education. This includes the theoretical and conceptual development of a pop culture discourse to shed light on the pedagogic potential of pop culture artefacts for English lessons.


Summer, T. (in preparation). Pop Culture in English Language Education: From Theory to Practice. Erich Schmidt Verlag.