This session, third in a series of seminars coordinated by Dr. Juan Godoy (Harvard University) and titled “Mapping Minorities in the Spanish as Second Language Classroom,” aims to deepen our understanding of the relationship between identity and language in the Spanish-language classroom, doing so from the perspective of social class. The speaker, Pau Bori—Assistant Professor at the University of Belgrade (Serbia), specialist in the teaching and learning of languages, their didactic materials and critical pedagogy—will present an emerging critical approach in applied linguistics and language teaching, which focuses on economic policy. In particular, the speaker will focus on the concept of social class and how Spanish as a foreign language (SFL) textbooks approach this issue. He will also reflect on the implications of the predominant representations of social class in SFL didactic materials, as well as explore possible alternatives to enrich perspectives on social class in the classroom.

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