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Event Name:Promoting Critical Language Awareness in the L2 Writing Classroom with Dr. Shawna Shapiro
Description:In this interactive webinar, we will review principles, curricula, and instructional strategies for promoting Critical Language Awareness (CLA) in our L2 writing classrooms. CLA Pedagogy is an approach to language/literacy instruction that engages students in deep and critical examinations of language, identity, power, and privilege, and allows us to link language to our goals for equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the ESOL classroom. After reviewing foundational information about CLA, we will look at sample readings/media, assignments, and activities on topics such as World Englishes, linguistic prejudice, and critical media literacy. We will conclude with discussion about how we can tailor this approach to our individual teaching contexts.

Dr. Shawna Shapiro teaches courses in writing, linguistics, and education at Middlebury College. Her research focuses on college transitions and asset-based pedagogies for multilingual/L2 writers. Shapiro has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and her third book, Cultivating Critical Language Awareness in the Writing Classroom (Routledge) will be published in February 2022.

Event Date:3/4/2022
Event Time:3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern
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