ERIC Number: ED286377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
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English Language and Literature in EFL Situations.
Abulhaija, Lutfi A.
Controversy often arises over the teaching of English literature in courses and programs in English as a foreign language (EFL). However, language and literature cannot be separated. Each has something important to offer in the development of a well-rounded student. Literature teaches idiomatic language and cultural context; it can also improve reading and comprehension skills, promote correctness in speech and writing, and encourage students to read for enjoyment. Teaching language in isolation from literature will not move students toward mastery of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). Literature is language at its best. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (21st, Westende, Belgium, April 12-14, 1987).