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Teaching Cosmopolitanism through Transnational Literature in English

An Empirical Evaluation of Studentsʼ Competence Development in a Life-Writing Approach to Teaching Literature

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Mirja Beutel

The book deals with the question how students in multicultural EFL-classrooms can be prepared for their role as world citizens. The author shows that teaching English offers important potentials for cosmopolitan education due to its role as a «lingua franca». The study develops the construct cosmopolitan communicative competence as a theoretical framework. It also presents a teaching approach that combines students’ life-writing with the discussion of literary texts to advance the associated knowledge, skills and attitudes. The potentials of this approach are evaluated through the assessment of students’ competence development.

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