Example short stories and novels from British and American and those which are originally produced in English; identification of the distinctive features of short stories and novels; different approaches to using literature with teenage and adult learners at all levels; examining ways in which the teaching of literature and language in these two genres (short story and novel), exploring theoretical and practical dimensions of this integration; analysis of literary texts as content and as context; culture teaching through short stories and novel in the following domains: comparison and contrast between objects or products that exist in the target and native culture; proverbs, idioms, formulaic expressions which embody cultural values; social structures, roles and relationships; customs/ rituals/ traditions; beliefs, values, taboos and superstitions; political, historic and economic background; cultural institutions; metaphorical/ connotative meanings, use of humor.
Teaching Methods and Techniques
Lecture, group work, observation, discussion
Discussion of the academic calendar and course outline
Teaching literature: why, what and how.
Approaches to using literature with the language learner
Selecting and evaluating materials, Literature in the classroom
Examination of sample lesson plans for young learners (short story)
Designing a lesson for young learners
Homework / Term Projects / Presentations
Understand English phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics at advanced level.
Define the contemporary language learning theories.
Identify different language learning purposes for various levels.
Recognize appropriate teaching methods, techniques and strategies for specific purposes.
Develop skills in listening, speaking and writing for helping learners of English to use language appropriately and comprehensibly.
Design professional applications for teaching the English language.
Apply professional assesment tools and methods.
Determine the problems and solutions at the ELT classroom settings.
Comprehend the importance of lifelong learning strategies.
Practice classroom management skills.
Students will have knowledge of the techniques that can be used to offer students language support and practice in relation to the literary text at hand.
Students will be able to design activities through which they can offer language support and practice in relation to the literary text at hand.
Students will be able to design lessons and produce activities that help students understand and appreciate literary texts.
Students will have knowledge of the techniques that can be used to help students understand and appreciate literary texts.
Students will be able to judge the appropriateness of literary materials.
Pre-service teachers will be informed of the approaches used in integrating literature in EFL classrooms.