ERIC Number: ED168360
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
The Place of Literature in the Teaching of English as a Second or Foreign Language.
Marckwardt, Albert H.
This inquiry into the role of literature in English as a second language is based upon an examination of six basic issues or principles: (1) the position of English as a foreign language within a country; (2) the aims of English instruction within a country; (3) the way in which the native literature is taught in a country; (4) the availability of English literature translations; (5) the particular nature of the English vocabulary and the well-established facts of word frequency and distribution; and (6) the role of literature in transmitting the target culture. Individual chapters are devoted to such topics as the role of English in the nation and in the schools; teaching the native literature; the teaching of literature in foreign language classes; factors influencing the teaching of literature in the foreign language curriculum including availability of translations, the cultural component in the literary curriculum, the vocabulary problem, and abridged texts; and what literature to teach. References are included in the text. (EJS)
Descriptors: Books, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, English Curriculum, English Literature, English (Second Language), Language Attitudes, Language Instruction, Language Role, Literature Appreciation, Opinions, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, State of the Art Reviews, Teaching Methods
The University Press of Hawaii, 2840 Kolowalu Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. East-West Center.