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USING ENGLISH LITERATURE WRITTEN BY ASIAN AUTHORS IN EFL/ESL CLASSROOMS IN ASIA

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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: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2005;
Original page

Keywords: non-native English literature | Asian literature | literary text | teaching resource | English language learning.

ABSTRACT
This paper proposes an argument that literary texts in English which are written by Asian authors should be more extensively used as language teaching materials designed for EFL/ESL classrooms in Asian countries. The use of these texts can overcome the cultural stumbling blocks experienced by students. In addition, the texts can be utilized to promote cultural awareness and the role of English as an international language. To support this point of view, various issues in using what is often called non-native English literature are examined in the essay.
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