This course will deal with the question of how fairy tales can be used in English lessons in order to improve the learners’ intercultural competence in a multicultural classroom. Fairy tales are short narratives with a clear, understandable structure combining real and fantastic elements. Learner often enjoy reading tales, rewriting them or exploring the good and the evil characters. So why not use this enthusiasm to include an intercultural component? Moreover, fairy tales provide a wide range of possibilities for a dialogue on the issue of differences and similarities of cultures and countries. They can be used to reduce prejudices, to get insights in different cultures and to realise that we, when it comes to what is good and bad and what our moral standard is, think the same way. As you will see, fairy tales from all over the world are very similar and differ just on a subordinate level.

To exemplify this, we will discuss the theoretical background of intercultural competence, how it is implemented in the Kernlehrplan Englisch, some basic knowledge about fairy tales and how we can find tales that fit the needs of your students. After this short introduction the course will focus on a group project in which lessons with fairy tales have to be planned. Step by step you will learn what is important and what needs your special attention when it comes to working with literary texts like fairy tales.

Students are expected to participate actively and to work on a group project throughout the semester. The details will be clarified in our first session.

Appropriate texts and materials will be made available.

Voraussetzung für die Teilnahme an diesem Modulteil ist das Studium des Faches Anglistik/Amerikanistik sowie der erfolgreiche Besuch des ersten Teils des Moduls "Deutsch für Schülerinnen und Schüler mit Zuwanderungsgeschichte" bzw., wenn Sie das Modul vor dem WS 2015/16 begonnen haben, der erfolgreiche Besuch von Teil 1 und Teil 2 des Moduls.

Semester: WiSe 2023/24