GALE SIG: Owning Inclusive Sexuality in the English Language Classroom

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Sarah Lubold, Kanazawa Technical College

Little empirical research has been done to quantify successful strategies for teachers who attempt to include a discussion of queer sexuality in their English language classroom. Increasingly, teachers in global contexts are sharing personal accounts that enumerate approaches undertaken in their own classrooms to encourage important dialogues with students and to problematize norms of human sexuality. These accounts depict challenges that ESL/EFL teachers face as they broach the topic of queer sexuality, as well as the methodology they have used to establish discussions that reflect modern queer pedagogy. In this literature review, modern pedagogy and EFL classroom teacher accounts guide the discussion and future of addressing sexuality in the language classroom.