Workshop on Transgender/Non-binary approaches to language teaching
October 20, 2017 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dr. Kris Knisely (The University of South Dakota) will discuss gender and sexual diversity as it relates to inclusive language teaching practices. He will provide a broad introduction to queering the language classroom and then, informed by the linguistic practices of non-binary individuals in France, he will focus particularly on how, as pedagogues, we are to address binary grammatical gender with students who have non-binary gender identities. A number of strategies for increasing inclusiveness and supporting diversity in the second language classroom will be presented, which we will then discuss together. This workshop will feature hands-on practice with inclusive materials selection, course, and curricular design.