MODERNISING UNIVERSITY-LEVEL EFL LITERATURE CLASSES

Jošić-Milinović, Milica and Pažin, Jelena (2014) MODERNISING UNIVERSITY-LEVEL EFL LITERATURE CLASSES. In: Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, May, Sarajevo.

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Abstract

With so many various approaches and new methods being constantly developed teachers are faced with a challenging task of choosing a suitable one for their classes. This can often be overwhelming so teachers are tempted to use proven traditional approaches with a classical structure of literature classes and a typical lack of literary criticism on the part of the students. This paper attempts to shift the focus offered by the lecture-based approach to a student-oriented approach by introducing new methodologies in teaching literature in an EFL classroom. The paper also presents some of the challenges we have encountered along the way, offering ideas how to overcome them and activities to encourage student participation and elicit critical thinking, thus creating a cooperative learning environment. It further provides an overview of a combination of approaches in teaching literature to EFL students which were used with various groups of students at departments of English from two separate faculties and which we consider to be effective in gaining students’ feedback and developing their capacity for critical analysis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: J-FLTAL
Depositing User: Mrs. Emina Mekic
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2016 22:56
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 22:56
URI: http://eprints.ibu.edu.ba/id/eprint/3508

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