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ERIC Number: ED528593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Using Literature in Reading English as Second/Foreign Language
Amer, Aly Anwar
Online Submission
Literature has long been used as a source for reading materials in English as a first language (L1). In recent years, there has been a growing interest in utilizing literature in second language (L2) classrooms. The present article assumes that using literature in L2 reading can have the same effect as in L1. Integrating literature into L2 learning can create a learning environment that will provide comprehensible input and a low affective filter. Literary texts may be used in both extensive and intensive reading. Use of different literary genres is discussed with a special focus on the benefits of using stories. A story map is appended. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A