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ERIC Number: ED012439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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LITERATURE IN THE ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) PROGRAM, PROBLEMS OF LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. (TITLE SUPPLIED).
POVEY, JOHN F.
THE SITUATIONS ENCOUNTERED AND THE METHODOLOGY AND MATERIALS EMPLOYED IN TEACHING ENGLISH LITERATURE TO COLLEGE-LEVEL FOREIGN STUDENTS ARE DISCUSSED. DANGERS INHERENT IN SIMPLIFYING ENGLISH LITERATURE, AS WELL AS DIFFICULTIES ARISING FROM LITERARY STYLES TOO COLLOQUIAL OR ARCHAIC FOR NONNATIVE SPEAKERS, ARE POINTED OUT. NONCOMPREHENSION OF LITERATURE WHICH IN THE MAIN DERIVES FROM IGNORANCE OR MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE CULTURAL BACKGROUND OF THE LITERATURE MAY BE LESSENED BY MORE CAREFUL SELECTION OF READING PIECES. PRACTICAL SUGGESTIONS FOR INTRODUCING A NEW SHORT POEM IN AN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) CLASS INCLUDE A LEXICAL EXPLICATION FIRST AND PRESENTATION AFTERWARDS. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE ESL SECTION OF THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH (HOUSTON, NOVEMBER 1966). (AMM)
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Identifiers: California (Los Angeles); UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA