This chapter discusses how language education in the 21st century should address the needs of learners for the 21st century. Taking into account the disruptive, ambiguous, and contradictory nature of our current societies, we argue that through reading literary texts in a second language, it is possible to develop interpretation, criticality, and empathy, while building understandings of alterity that characterize intercultural learning.
|Title of host publication||Literature and Intercultural Learning in Language and Teacher Education|
|Editors||Ana Gonçalves Matos, Sílvia Melo-Pfeifer|
|Place of Publication||Berlin|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|