Teaching English Language through English Literature
Author(s):
Dr.S.V.Ramesh Kumar
Keywords:
Foreign Language Teaching, Literary Competence, Literature, Teaching Literature, Teaching of Language Skills.
Abstract
In recent years, the role of literature as a basic component and source of authentic texts of the language curriculum has been gaining importance. Among language educators and ELT experts, there has been a hot debate and discussion on how and when literature should be incorporated in ESL / EFL curriculum. There are discussions of how literature and ESL / EFL instruction can work together and interact for the benefit of the students and how language can be taught through literature. This discussion leads to the development of interesting ideas, methods and techniques of ELT through literature. Many language educators consider the use of literature in language teaching as an interesting and useful concern. This paper aims to discuss the use of literature as a popular technique for teaching both basic language skills and language areas. The basic language skills like listening, speaking, reading and writing; language areas like vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation can be taught by using literature as an important teaching material. This paper also discusses the benefits and problems encountered by the language teachers in this attempt of teaching language through literature.
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Unique Paper ID: 154543

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 11

Page(s): 542 - 545
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