Significance of Literature in Foreign Language Teaching

Ruzbeh Babaee, Wan Roselezam Bt Wan Yahya

Abstract


This research aims to consider literature as a significant tool for teaching fundamental language skills including speaking, listening, reading and writing. Reasons for the use of literature in language classrooms and major factors for choosing appropriate kinds of literary texts in such classes should be highlighted in order to make readers aware of the primary reasons that why language instructors are suggested to use literary texts. Furthermore, teaching language skills through literature, advantages of various kinds of genres of literature to language teaching and some issues faced by language instructors in teaching language via literature are considered in the present study.


Full Text: PDF DOI: 10.5539/ies.v7n4p80

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