Teaching and Learning English Interculturally
Chapter: Using Literature for Intercultural Learning in English Language Education
Contributor: Janice Bland
Editors: Magne Dypedahl and Ragnhild Elisabeth Lund
Publisher: Cappelen Damm
Book Description: The new national curriculum for English underlines the subject’s role in developing learners’ intercultural understanding and ability to communicate with others, “regardless of cultural and linguistic backgrounds”. Teaching and Learning English Interculturally follows up these requirements and shows how teachers and learners can work to develop intercultural competence in the English classroom. The book is relevant for teachers and those who study to become teachers of English at all levels in Norwegian compulsory school.
Chapter Description: An important goal of intercultural learning is the building of confidence to communicate with different cultural groups with sensitivity and interculturality. In this chapter, I will illustrate how a stirring literary portrayal of the refugee experience can provide a kind of magical mirror, drawing us into a different world where we encounter others with empathy.
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