Toward the Equitable Teaching of Speaking

Event Date & Time

  • December 7, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Event Description

This session will develop a conversation on inclusive speaking pedagogies. It will invite participants to examine how they teach speaking skills in the context of their disciplines and courses—how they value it and evaluate it—and will provide resources and supports for participants to move toward a more equitable pedagogy of speaking. With an emphasis on “linguistic social justice,” we will examine tacit values surrounding accent and dress (what does it mean to “speak clearly” or “dress professionally”?) and work together to confront some of the barriers that students face when speaking, informally or formally, in scholarly settings.


Participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to reflect on how they teach, value, and reward scholarly speaking in their classroom.
  • Learn about inclusive pedagogies of speaking.
  • Share and gain resources for teaching and evaluating student speakers.
  • Discover a new resource being developed to facilitate inclusive speaking pedagogies at UBC: the TLEF-funded website “PASS” (Precedents Archive for Scholarly Speaking).



  • Moberley Luger, Assistant Professor of Teaching, Department of English Language and Literatures + Coordinated Arts Program
  • Craig Stensrud, PhD Candidate and GRA, Department of English Language and Literatures

This event will be hosted online on Zoom.