Armarios de papel: el heterosexismo en los manuales de Español como Lengua Extranjera  

36 | 2017

Maria Salvia Rodríguez

Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, España 

Paper closets: heterosexism in the textbooks of Spanish as a foreign language

The aim of this paper is to analyse the representation of sexuality in Spanish as a Foreign Language coursebooks, highlighting the role of books in the perpetuation, both directly and indirectly, of heterosexist and LGBTphobic stereotypes and values. Thus a corpus, consisting of a current selection of Spanish textbooks, has been chosen with the aim of examining the treatment given to linguistic contents. The research posits a theoretical basis which explores the relevance of Otherness in curricular documents – Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and Curricular Plan of the Cervantes Institute (IPPC) –, the importance of affective factors in order to succeed in language learning and, essentially, the subversive potential of queer pedagogy.


queer theory, sexual orientation, LGBT, Spanish as a Foreign Language, coursebooks

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