Your lesson, should you choose to accept it, is to critically examine how language textbooks perpetuate colonialism. The special agent assigned to help you with this task is Julia Spiegelman, a PhD Candidate at UMass Boston.
In our conversation we discuss:
1️⃣ How language textbooks position students as traveling consumers
2️⃣ Confronting linguistic prescriptivism and the idea of the textbook as the objective truth
3️⃣ Using the textbook to subvert the colonial narrative
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