Call for Materials - Workshop on teaching courses on language and gender

Christopher Trueblood ctrueblo at CSULB.EDU
Wed Sep 27 17:33:07 UTC 2006

Dear Language and Gender Scholars,

I am writing on behalf of Barbara LeMaster and Amy 
Sheldon, who are organizing a workshop for the 2006 IGALA 
conference in Valencia, Spain on issues and ideas in the 
teaching of language and gender. (See workshop details 
Part of our goal is to create an accessible database of 
syllabi and assignments as teaching resources for language 
and gender classes.
We are writing to ask if you would be willing to 
contribute any syllabi or assignments you have used in 
your own language and gender classes to the project. You 
would, of course, retain authorship and credit for the 
work, and any use of your material would require citation, 
like any other published work.

Any items you would be willing to contribute would be 
greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Chris Trueblood
Graduate Assistant
Department of Linguistics
California State University, Long Beach
1250 N Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, CA  90840, USA
ctrueblo at

Workshop on issues in the design and implementation of 
your course on language and gender

Barbara LeMaster, California State University-Long Beach, 
lemaster at
Amy Sheldon, University of Minnesota, asheldon at

There often are complex issues to tackle in designing and 
teaching a course on language and gender. This workshop 
follows on from the Holmes and del-Teso-Craviotto workshop 
at IGALA3. We intend to provide a forum that promotes the 
exchange of information, ideas, materials and practices 
among new and experienced teachers.

In the spirit of sharing resources and practices, we are 
seeking contributions of materials to use in hands-on 
discussion. Please send your own syllabus, and/or an 
assignment you may want to have critiqued, or other 
material, in advance to the facilitators. Please send any 
materials to ctrueblo at with the subject line 
"IGALA4 workshop materials". Materials may also be brought 
to the workshop.

Two main issues will be addressed in the workshop:

1. Course design issues
The field of language and gender and associated areas such 
as feminist studies, have been developing rapidly. Our 
goal in this part of the workshop is to consider issues in 
course design. Participants will discuss the following: 
approaches to the design of syllabi (e.g., topical and/or 
historical), choice of topics to cover, data-driven 
activities, finding relevant audio-visual materials, and, 
possibly, activities that assess and enhance students' 

2. Assignments
In this section of the workshop you will have an 
opportunity to create, evaluate and work through a few 
assignments. Our goal is for you to come away with at 
least one idea for an assignment for your course.

Suggestions of other issues to discuss are welcome.

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