ISBN-13: 978-8-2026-3632-6
ISBN-10: 8-2026-3632-9
Language: English

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

Year: 2020

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.

Janice Bland's Bookshelf

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Editors: Åse Marie Ommundsen, Gunnar Haaland & Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer

Routledge, 2021

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Routledge, 2018

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Editors: Barbara Schaff, Johannes Schlegel and Carola Surkamp

V&R Unipress, 2017

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Editor: Christiane Lütge

LIT Verlag, 2015

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Editors: Werner Delanoy, Maria Eisenmann and Frauke Matz

Peter Lang, 2015

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Editors: Christiane Lütge and Maria Eisenmann

Universitätsverlag Winter, 2014

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Editor: Sarah Rich

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

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Editors: Roman Bartosch and Sieglinde Grimm 

Peter Lang, 2014

Editors: Janice Bland and Christiane Lütge

Bloomsbury Academic, 2012