Literature and Language Teaching
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 6
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 15 December 2023
06 May 2021
Requisites for this module
BA QX31 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL),
BA QX41 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Foundation Year),
BA QX51 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Placement Year),
BA QXH1 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Year Abroad),
BA R8T8 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RX91 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA R116 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA R117 Language Studies and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Including Foundation Year)
This module will first of all look the incorporation of literature into the language classroom, and explore the issues involved. It looks at the different approaches to using literature according to learners' needs; how to select materials for classroom use; identifies some of the distinctive features of literature for classroom use; and presents some practical activities for classrooms. Elements will include the role of literature in Language education; students' perceptions of literature; selecting texts for the language classroom; using various genres of literature in ELT.
1. To enhance knowledge on how literature can be used in ELT
2. To introduce various genres of literature to teach a second language
3. To further develop students’ ability in selecting authentic materials for classroom use
4. To encourage students to look at the links between language and social settings, coherence and cohesion in written texts - leading to such issues as reader response theory, gender, genre and critical discourse analysis.
1. Understand the place of literature, and discourse analysis, especially relating to context, pragmatics and critical analysis in the language classroom, and in the use of literature to teach a second language.
2. Use various genres of literature to teach a second language and make appropriate selection of materials
3. Use literary texts in order to present some practical activities for the language classroom
No additional information available.
The module will run over 10 weeks in the Spring term and will involve 2 contact hours each week. A weekly two-hour lecture/seminar, where students will have opportunities for further discussion of issues raised, and for group-work/practical activities.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography for this year.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
Exam format definitions
- Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
- In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
- In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary,
for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.
Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas, email: email@example.com.
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas
Dr Neophytos Mitsigkas, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Telephone: 01206 874836, Room: 4.344
Mr Conrad Hechter Heyns
Goldsmiths, University of London
Director - Centre for Academic Language and Literacies
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0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.
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