TITLE

THE ROLE OF LITERATURE IN COLLEGE EFL READING CLASSES IN JAPAN

AUTHOR(S)
Takagaki, Toshiyuki
PUB. DATE
September 2002
SOURCE
Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal;2002, Vol. 2 Issue 3, Special Section p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes the results of a questionnaire which reveals Japanese students' attitudes towards reading in English versus reading in Japan. More specially, the article points out how students may have distorted views about English and English texts because of their limited exposure to literary texts. The article emphasizes the importance of incorporating literature in English reading courses in Japan so that students can better understand and develop an appreciation for English.
ACCESSION #
32572621

 

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