TITLE

Using Literature to Promote Language Learning: Issues and Insights for Implementation in Armenian Settings (A qualitative study)

AUTHOR(S)
Sargsyan, Arpine; Sivasubramaniam, Sivakumar
PUB. DATE
September 2013
SOURCE
Asian EFL Journal;Sep2013, Vol. 15 Issue 3, p38
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This study investigates literature as a resource for teaching English by focusing on the following questions: How can the use of literature in the Armenian EFL setting affect the teachers and the students? Can the use of literature promote reading and writing skills and learner-centered pedagogies? The findings gathered at school and university settings indicate that using literature as a resource for EFL teaching can offer numerous benefits to Armenian EFL teachers and learners. It is a useful means to carry out student-centered pedagogies and a reliable resource for language teaching, which promotes reading and writing skills in multiple ways. When used in classroom pedagogies and practices, literature can make significant contributions to the Armenian educational system and open up new horizons for suggestive and open-ended practices in Armenian EFL teaching.
ACCESSION #
93432574

 

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