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Literature as a Milestone in ELT: Approaches and Methods

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  • Dawit Dibekulu a:1:{s:5:"en_US";s:20:"Bahir Dar University";}

Keywords:

Literature, EFL, language teaching

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to show how literature integrated as a language teaching material in EF classes. Literature considered as a promising tool for language learning purposes. Literature plays a pivotal role in supporting, sustaining and developing literacy and language learning. As teachers, we know that it is impossible to separate language or literacy learning from literature. Students learn language that is relevant and meaningful for their current and future social interactions through talking, listening, reading and writing. Scholars in the field have proposed various advantages for the use of literature in EFL classes. What follows is a summary of what can be considered as the merits of literature in EFL.  In a practical move, this paper reviews the past and current approaches to teaching literature in language teaching classes. Five methodological models for teaching literature are proposed.

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