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126232 VK MEd 01A/B: VK Specific Issues in Language Learning and Teaching / Specific Issues in EFL Teaching (2021S)

Gender Matters. Negotiating Gender in Language Learning and Teaching.

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

online (digital)
Mittwoch 16:15-17:45
Beginn: 10.03.2021

Wednesday 10.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 17.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 24.03. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 14.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 21.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 28.04. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 05.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 12.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 19.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 26.05. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 02.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 09.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 16.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 23.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital
Wednesday 30.06. 16:15 - 17:45 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

To be male, female or non-binary is closely linked to concepts, constructions and representations of being a gendered person and of having a gendered identity. Dominant versions of masculinities or femininities circulate in cultures while they are constantly contested and negotiated. Powerful social norms and social practices form identities from an early age and result in gendered identities that are taken for granted. This class will show that the EFL classroom offers ample opportunities to reflect upon gendered norms, to foster changes in perspective and to consider the role of language in this context. The aim of the course is twofold: first, to work through a number of academic articles on gendered identities and, second, to learn about ways and methods on how to sensitize pupils to issues relating to gender in the foreign language classroom. One focus will be on documentaries in the context of gendered identities, and we will work on audio-visual analysis from both a receptive and a productive angle.

Assessment and permitted materials

Detailed Course Requirements TBA on the Moodle platform.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

active participation = 20%;
class portfolio = 50%;
online written essay = 30%

all three components need to be passed in order to pass the whole class

Max. 100%; Pass rate: 60%
Grading scale:
100-90 Sehr Gut
91-80 Gut
81-70 Befriedigend
71-60 Genügend
59-0 Nicht Genügend

Examination topics

Detailed Course Requirements TBA on the Moodle platform.

Reading list

set readings on the Moodle platform

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344; MA UF EN 046/507
Code/Modul: UF 4.2.1-623; MA UF 01A + B
Lehrinhalt: 12-4811

Last modified: We 21.04.2021 11:26