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ERIC Number: EJ946387
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0042-062X
Developing Literary Reading Skills through Creative Writing in German as a Second Language
Urlaub, Per
Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German, v44 n2 p98-105 Fall 2011
Literary reading skills in a second language (L2) are essential for student success at the advanced levels of collegiate language instruction. This article introduces an instructional approach that fosters the development of L2 literary reading skills through creative writing activities. First, the article identifies those skills that language learners need in order to become literary readers in German and argues that creative writing fosters the development of these skills. The article illustrates the potential of creative writing activities with writing samples and self-reflective statements of three advanced language learners. The article concludes with a set of pedagogical recommendations and identifies limitations of the approach.
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Language: English
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