Join us for BC TEAL’s 51st Annual Conference at Langara College in beautiful Vancouver, BC from April 11 to 13, 2019. We’ll begin with the Pre-Conference Institute on Thursday, followed by two event-packed regular conference days on Friday and Saturday. Registration details at bcteal.org.

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Saturday, April 13 • 11:30am - 12:30pm
Our Materials Oxymoron and the Inclusion of LGBTQIA Narratives

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I once polled English language teachers about how accurately the members of their society were represented in their materials across a whole term. Almost 60% suggested most materials varied little outside one particular demographic. More specifically, Thornbury (1999) and Gray (2013), amongst others, note that clearly identified LGBTQIA are visibly absent from course book materials. In principle, including LGBTQIA appropriately within our teaching practice seems desirable, but we may not realize how our identities and those presumed of our learners affect our approaches to doing so, even in unintentional ways. In this talk, I’ll explore the intersectionality of these narratives, and how they can simultaneously result in both inclusive and othering materials.

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Tyson Seburn

Assistant Academic Director, New College, University of Toronto
Tyson Seburn is an EAP instructor and Assistant Academic Director of International Programs at New College, University of Toronto. He holds an MA Educational Technology & TESOL from the University of Manchester. His main interest focuses on exploring identity and its various impacts... Read More →

Saturday April 13, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm
Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Y 2Z6

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