Analysis and evaluation of materials designed to teach language through literature

The task: Choose one piece of material which could be used with a level and type of class you are teaching or have taught. Evaluate the material in terms of its effectiveness for teaching language through literature in a context you are familiar with. The context of teaching: Monolingual class of Arabic students in an Intermediate level. The material and lesson can be chosen from BritLit website: The evaluation and analysis must achieve the following: 1- Demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of literary language, the historical use of literature in EFL/ESL and pedagogical options in relation to using literature for teaching language. 2- Apply the above knowledge to the critical analysis of materials which use literature to teach language. 3- Apply the above knowledge to creating and justifying materials and classes which use literature to teach language. Reference list: Bolitho, R., Carter, R., Hughes, R., Ivanic, R, Matsuhara, H., & Tomlinson, B. 2003. Ten questions about language awareness. ELT Journal 57/3, 251-259. Britlit – resources for using literature in language teaching english-language-teaching/britlit Brumfit, C.J. and Carter, R. (Eds.) 1986. Literature and Language Teaching. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Carter, R. 2004. Language and creativity: The art of common talk. London: Routledge. Carter, R., & McRae, J (Eds.) 1996. Language, Literature and The Learner. Harlow: Longman. Collie, J. and Slater, S. 1987. Literature in the Language Classroom. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Chan, P.K.W. 1999. Literature, Language awareness and EFL. Language Awareness 8(1), 38-50. Gilroy, M and Parkinson, B. 1997. Teaching literature in a foreign language. Language Teaching 29, 2-3-225. Hall, G. 2005. Literature in Language Education. London: Palgrave. Lewis, M.1993.The Lexical Approach. Hove: language Teaching Publications McRae, J. 1991.Literature with a small ‘l’. London: Macmillan. McRae, J., & Vethamani,M. 1999. Now Read On. London: Routledge. Maley, A. 1999. Short and Sweet: Short texts and how to use them Harmondsworth: Penguin Maley, A. and Duff, A. 1990. Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Paran, A. 2006. Literature in Teaching and Learning Case Studies in TESOL Practice . Alexandria, Va, TESOL. Parkinson, B. 2000. Teaching Literature in a Second Language. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Schmidt, R.W. 1990. The Role of Consciousness in Second Language Learning. Applied Linguistics Vol.11, no.2:129-158. The Common European Framework of References for Languages. 2010. Online. Available at Watson, G. and Zyngier, S. (eds) 2006. Literature and Stylistics for Language Learners: Theory and Practice Basingstoke: Macmillan/Palgrave. Webb, C. (2013). Language Through Literature – Teaching ESL Vol II (Language Through Literature – ESL).Amazon. Com (E-book). Journals: Language and Literature – Sage Language Awareness – Taylor and Francis

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