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ERIC Number: ED608145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2020-Sep-14
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Developing Soft Skills with Micro-Fiction: A Close-Reading Experience
Reimão, Ana
"Micro-contos," or micro-fiction, are very short and concise literary texts that require close-reading and inference from the reader. In this case study, I will describe how I have used these widely available texts in a Portuguese A2/B1 language module to develop analytical and other soft skills. I will demonstrate how this activity meets Tomlinson's (2011) universal principles for materials development in language teaching, namely, exposing learners to meaningful input highlighting linguistic features as well as enabling learners to engage affectively and cognitively in the learning experience. Finally, I will give details of how it has been received by students. [For the complete volume, "Literature in Language Learning: New Approaches," see ED608008.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A