Sunday, October 23, 2016

Supporting LGBT2SQ+ students in my ESL classes

Last week, I had a wonderful opportunity to participate in a very enriching session about how to support people from the LGBT2SQ+ community in my ESL classes. As I did not know how to address this topic in my classes, I had never talked about it with my students.

I am glad I started learning about it in a great session and I would like to share some ideas with you.

I am going to:

- Put a rainbow sticker in my class door to show I support and welcome everybody.

- Start including gender neutral nouns and pronouns in my talks so everyone feels comfortable talking about themselves.

- Include the stories of the LGBT2SQ+ in my classes.

- Ask students what their preferred names and pronouns are and use them.

- Intervene immediately if I observe offensive comments or behaviours.

- Put these posters in my class.

I thank the Rainbow Resource Centre in Winnipeg, Canada for the materials and ideas! Visit them at 

Do you have any ideas how to support the LGBT2SQ+ students in your ESL/EFL classes?

See you!


Isadora said...

Fantastic, my dear friend! We have to love everyone! It's the most important Jesus's lesson!
Kisses from Belém,
Alessandra Marques

Cintia Costa said...

You are totally right, my dear friend! Let's love everybody! I love you tons! Kisses!!!! <3