january2011_june 2011

Lecture: Gender neutral language: Tuesday May 17th

The Female Faculty Network Twente is inviting you to the lecture:


“Gender neutral language”


by Julie Bytheway


on Tuesday 17 May from 16.00 till 17.00 hrs.


in building Logica


followed by a ‘Netwerk borrel’


The language we use reflects the ethos of our society. Research shows that language is important for our empowerment although it may work differently for men and women.


This lecture explains why gender-neutral language is important, raises awareness of spoken and written sexist language, and gives clear guidelines of how to practise gender-neutral language.


Julie Bytheway designs curricula, courses and assessments, and teaches language learning processes, teaching methods and English. She currently has a variety of roles at Saxion Hogescholen, Hogeschool Edith Stein, and Montessori College Twente. Julie has several postgraduate qualifications in the learning and teaching of English as a second language. She is passionate about high-quality language learning experiences, learner-centred learning, and gender equality. Her research interests include autonomous learning, language learning strategies, vocabulary development, and language learning using web technologies.


Please reply if you want to join this lecture by sending an email to: ffnt@utwente.nl.


Further information about the FFNT you can find on: http://www.utwente.nl/ffnt


Kind regards on behalf of the Female Faculty Network Twente (FFNT),

Liudvika Leisyte, Chair