Philology Matters


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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