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THE POWER OF LITERATURE IN EFL CLASSROOMS

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Author(s): Flora Debora Floris

Journal: K@ta : a Biannual Publication on the Study of Language and Literature
ISSN 1411-2639

Volume: 6;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: literature | literary text | teaching resource | language learning.

ABSTRACT
This paper proposes the importance of acknowledging literature as one of the best resources for promoting language learning in EFL (English as a Foreign Language) classrooms. It reviews briefly various theoretical issues in teaching English through literature. Highlights are given to the justifications and guidelines for literature in the language classroom. Finally, the article presents examples of practical teaching and learning tasks based on one specific literary text.
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