ERIC Number: ED481420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Research into the Teaching of Literature in a Second Language: What It Says and How To Communicate It to Graduate Students.
This paper asserts that graduate students in foreign language departments need to be prepared to teach language and literature, suggesting that in the traditional literature class, there is a focus on content rather than on the students and that graduate students can be taught to adapt the student-centered approaches typical of the language classroom to the literature classroom. It explains that graduate students are often socialized into the "lang-lit split" in the traditional methods course and that it is important to help them "see that the acts of language and literature teaching are far more alike than they are different." Finally, the paper proposes that the collaboration between language and literature can begin with a change in approach to training of future teachers. (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: SLA and the Literature Classroom: Fostering Dialogues. Issues in Language Program Direction: A Series of Annual Volumes; see FL 027 849.