Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Second Language Teaching

DEI-SLT is an open educational resource website that offers support to educators who want to bridge language teaching and social justice.

How is a student who has developed Intercultural Competence?

Someone who is able to see relationships between different cultures -both internal and external to a society- and is able to mediate, that is interpret each in terms of the other, either for themselves or for other people. It is also someone who has a critical or...

Acquisition as activity and agency

1.Learners are historically and sociologically situated active agents, not just information processing machines. 2.Learning is about more than the acquistion of linguistic forms; it is about learners actively developing and engaging in ways of mediating themselves and...

Subject and Language

“Language is the place where actual and possible forms of social organizations and their likely social and political consequences are defined and contested. Yet, it is also the place where our sense of ourselves, our subjectivity, is constructed”. (Weedom,...

How do we define “Identity”?

“The way a person understand his or her relationship to the world, how that relationship is structured across time and space, and how the person understands possibilities for the future” (Norton, 2016, 476)

What does “Language” mean?

“Language is not only a linguistic system of words and sentences, but also a social practice in which identities and desires are negotiated in the context of complex and often unequal social relationships” (Norton, 2016, 476)