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Utility of Literary Works in English Education

영어교육에 있어서 영문학의 효용성

  • Received : 2018.06.26
  • Accepted : 2018.07.20
  • Published : 2018.08.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of general use of English literary works. It will be helpful for both general English learners and college students majoring English Education in ESL or EFL context. English literature is very useful pedagogical tool in the language class due to its unique valuable characteristics including authenticity, cultural and linguistic value, and personal enrichment, which impact on fostering English ability of EFL students. For this reason, it is unavoidable to develop a theory and practice regarding using English literature as an educational resource for college students in Korea. In this study several considerations will be discussed in terms of selection of the literary works to be applied for language learning purpose in the classrooms of universities in Korea. Such attentions will include fours skills of English such as reading, writing, listening and speaking. Finally, some effects and implications of using literary text as a pedagogical tool in the EFL language classrooms will be discussed.

Keywords

English Education;English Literature;Literary Text;Literature Education;Effectiveness of Literature

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : 목원대학교