USING LITERATURE IN EFL CLASSES: SHORT STORY

SARIÇOBAN, Arif and KÜÇÜKOĞLU, Hülya (2011) USING LITERATURE IN EFL CLASSES: SHORT STORY. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate underline the benefits of using literature in EFL classes. Short Stories can be used as a good source in ELT classes in almost all levels depending on the difficulty status of the story. Due to their length which is very appropriate for language classrooms, students can make good use of short stories in learning the target language. Using short stories in ELT classrooms is an effective technique for teaching linguistic system as well as the life in relation to the target language. Choosing the right short story is an important part of the process. At this point, students‘ proficiency level, age, and interests should be taken into consideration. Another important thing is the course objectives and appropriateness of the story as content. In this study the importance of using Short Stories in ELT classrooms and points to be considered while choosing the right short story was discussed at the opening part of the study. On the next part, teaching discrete language skills by using short story in ELT classrooms is studied and a sample application is build up in order to share practical ideas.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Literature in ELT classes, short story
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 14:07
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 12:37
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/27

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