Abstract or Introduction
This paper therefore deals with the question to what extend the concepts of Intercultural Communicative Competence (ICC) and Global Education are integrated into learning materials in German grammar schools in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). The research will be performed on the exemplary textbook series ‘Green Line’ and to be more specific, on the edition ‘Green Line 03 G9’ which is used in the seventh grade of many grammar schools in NRW.
In the beginning of this paper, a closer look will be taken on the theoretical frameworks of both ICC and Global Education to delimit the exact aspects that will be analysed in the textbook. An analysis of the core curriculum of NRW will follow to conclude how important these concepts are regarded as in the educational system. Also, a look will be taken at an exemplary school curriculum that makes use of the Green Line series. The main part of this treatise will include a systematic in-depth evaluation of the tasks and contents of the "Green Line 03" textbook in regard to the research objects of ICC and Global Education, followed by a synopsis of the well-executed parts of the textbook, as well as the areas in which there have to be further improvements.
Of all languages that are spoken on this planet, English dominates all channels of communication in the interconnected world. It is the most spoken language around the globe, and it is taught in about 100 different countries. It not only acts as a medium of international commerce, education, and social discussion, it is arguably the vehicle of the western idea ls of hope, freedom, and material advancement. To be a successful individual with in the struggles of a globalised world and society, it is not only necessary to master the linguistic competences of the English language, but also the knowledge and methods of how to converse in a vast variety of different cultures and societies. This process starts with entering school as a child, so it is therefore a necessity in the educational system of nations to include the acquisition of these skills in order to create proficient world citizens that are able to traverse the complex structure of the interconnected world.
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- Dominik Kruczinski (Author), 2023, Global Education in the EFL Classroom at Grammar Schools in NRW. Textbook "Green Line", Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1395198