ERIC Number: ED025767
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Reading Literature and Learning A Second Language.
Language Learning, v18 n3-4 p199-210 Dec 1968
If literature is to be a useful vehicle for the teaching of second language skills, that literature must first succeed as a literary experience for the student. The failure of literary texts in second language teaching is often the result of a failure to encourage or even to allow students to receive such texts as literature, that is, as a literary experience. Consequently, second language teachers interested in using literature in their classes must be aware of how literature can teach second language skills while, at the same time, retaining its literary value for second language learners. The author provides suggestions concerning the choice of literary text, the non-verbal accompaniment to the text, and the reading environment. (Author/AMM)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Instruction, Literature, Reading, Reading Skills, Second Language Learning
Language Learning, North University Building, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 ($3.00).
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Note: Revised version of paper in "Workpapers in English as a Second Language," University of Calif., Los Angeles, 1968.