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Philology Matters

Abstract

The current paper aims at emphasizing the use of literature as a popular technique for teaching both basic language skills (i.e. reading, writing, listening and speaking) and supporting the potential values of literature in enhancing language and communication skills for the language learners in our times. The research is in its quest for the issues on how to effectively teach communication skills in a literature class as well as how to develop students’ inspirations in studying literature. Moreover, the work studies specific features of the use of different techniques and activities to develop speaking skills by using literature texts at practical English lessons.

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139

Last Page

146

References

1. Collie J. and S. Slater. 1990. Literature in the Language Classroom: A Resource Book of Ideas and Activities. Cambridge: CUP.
2. Crystal D., and Crystal, B., 2004. Shakespeare’s Words: A Glossary and Language Companion. London: Penguin. 3. Elliot R. 1990. “Encouraging reader-response to literature in ESL situations” in ELT Journal. Vol 44, No. 3, p.p:191-198
4. Gibson R., 1998. Teaching Shakespeare: A Handbook for Teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 5. Sage H. 1987. Incorporating Literature in ESL Instruction. New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

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