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Non-gendered language: how to teach it, should we teach it?
Posted on March 02 2017
Venue: Online webinar
Event Date: 08/03/2017 16:00 - 17:00
How often have your learners said something like: “A doctor should know how to deal with his patients” or “a policeman’s job is to catch criminals”? Particularly for teachers working with learners who have a grammatically gendered first language, this “sexist” or gendered language can be very common, even at higher levels. However, for many proficient speakers of English, this language usage is at best awkward and at worst offensive. This webinar will examine gender-neutral language and discuss why the teaching of gender-neutral language should be an important element of the ELT classroom. It will also provide practical examples as to how teachers can integrate teaching of this aspect into their own syllabuses.
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