Upcoming Events

Workshop for DaF Educators with Illi Anna Heger

April 16, 2022, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Via Zoom

This workshop is free but intended for K-12 Deutsch als Fremdsprache educators. Space is limited and IN DaF educators will receive first priority. Registration is available here.

Heger is a comics artist and creator of the gender-neutral German pronoun system (“xier”). You can find more of their work here. During the workshop, Heger will discuss some of the history of gender and the German binary grammar system, different types of neo-pronouns used in German-speaking countries, the proliferation of “xier,” and ways in which you can incorporate gender-neutral language into your classrooms. Participants will complete a short, preparatory reflective assignment and engage in hands-on practice and brainstorming at the conclusion of the workshop.