Selecting Literary Texts for Language Learning

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  • Chris Lima Center for Research in Education and Educational Technology, Open University, UK, Member of the IATEFL, Literature, Media and Literatue SIG.

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https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v15i1-2.4616

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Literature, Language input, Poetic language, Web 2.0

Abstract

In many English language learning and teaching contexts the absence of literary texts, such as graded readers, short stories and poems, still seems to be the norm. This article looks briefly at the some more recent historical positions regarding the use of literature in ELT, and then discusses how the inclusion of creative reading material may foster the development of reading and critical thinking skills.

Key words: Literature; Language input; Poetic language; Web 2.0

Journal of NELTA

Vol. 15 No. 1-2 December 2010

Page: 110-113

Uploaded date: 4 May, 2011

DOI: 10.3126/nelta.v15i1-2.4616

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Chris Lima, Center for Research in Education and Educational Technology, Open University, UK, Member of the IATEFL, Literature, Media and Literatue SIG.

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Lima, C. (2011). Selecting Literary Texts for Language Learning. Journal of NELTA, 15(1-2), 110–113. https://doi.org/10.3126/nelta.v15i1-2.4616

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