Approaches to Teaching Literature in English

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Approaches to Teaching Literature in English

a. Language-based approach:

as students analyse the literary texts language, they can make meaningful interpretation and evaluations based on their reading; it also increases their general awareness and understanding of English by using their background knowledge of the language structure; selection and organization of materials is based on certain stylistic features and its literary merits; a. Language-based approach

b. Literature as content:

Literature is used as content which concentrates on areas such as the history and characteristics of literary movement; English is required through course content (reading set texts & literary criticism); b. Literature as content

c. Literature for personal enrichment:

Literature is a useful tool for encouraging students to draw on their personal experiences, feelings and opinions; students are actively involved intellectually and emotionally in learning English; materials chosen are appropriate to students’ interest and simulate their personal involvement; c. Literature for personal enrichment

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the advantages of using Literature for this purpose are: students are able to develop a response to Literature through their personal experience; it involves the learner as whole person ; students are exposed to wide range of authentic materials;

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the disadvantages of using Literature for this purpose are: demand unfamiliar response from students; less room for personal interpretation; not suitable for all group of students – only the good students can cope;

Ways to encourage students’ response::

ask students to brainstorm ideas around the central theme/title of the text and compare their ideas to the text; provides students with bare outline of situation in the text and asks them to recount their experience; provide students with questionnaire about some of the issues discussed and encourage discussion of responses before and after reading the text; Ways to encourage students’ response:

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ask students to imagine themselves as one of the characters in the text and what they would do if they face a similar situation as the character; ask students to complete sentences which will lead them into the main themes or topics;

Stylistic in the classroom::

a method which guides students toward a more sensitive understanding and appreciation of the literary text; the objectives are to: a. enable students to make meaningful interpretation of the text itself (help students to read and study Literature more competently); Stylistic in the classroom:

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b. Extend students’ knowledge and awareness of the language in general (provides students with excellent language practice) provides a way of comparing different types of texts (literary or non-literary) and to recognise their differences;

Metalanguage in Literature (terminology)::

Metaphor Simile Personification Paradox Oxymoron Metonymy Synedoche Apostrophe Alliteration Assonance Metalanguage in Literature (terminology):

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