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ERIC Number: EJ913685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1055-8896
Using Literature and Multiple Technologies in ESL Instruction
Traore, Moussa; Kyei-Blankson, Lydia
Journal of Educational Multimedia and Hypermedia, v19 n4 p451-467 Nov 2010
Many instructors are using literary texts along with language structure books in English as a Secondary Language (ESL) classrooms with the aim of increasing students' language skills. Since literature is often written to portray a particular cultural or authentic experience, the material presented may not be familiar to ESL students. Also, the students may find such texts structurally complex and impossible to understand. To overcome these challenges, instructors need to implement strategies that will make the literary materials relevant and useful to student learning. The current study describes how multiple technologies were successfully employed in the presentation of Chinua Achebe's 1958 novel, "Things Fall Apart," to a group of ESL students. In addition, ESL students' reactions to the integration of technology in instruction were explored. Findings from this study have pedagogical implications for instructors who plan to incorporate literature and technology into their ESL curricula.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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