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Folktales as a Valuable Rich Cultural and Linguistic Resource to Teach a Foreign Language to Young Learners
International Journal of Education, Culture and Society
Volume 1, Issue 1, August 2016, Pages: 23-28
Received: Jul. 10, 2016; Accepted: Jul. 18, 2016; Published: Aug. 6, 2016
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Pham Thi Hong Nhung, English Department, Hue University of Foreign Languages, Hue City, Vietnam
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Quite a few language teachers and educators have supported the literature-based approach in teaching both a second and foreign language. In many cases the use of stories including folktales has been observed to be most common of all types of literature in language classrooms. This article highlights the multifaceted rationale for using folktales to teach foreign languages, especially to young learners. It presents features of folktales which have the potentials to facilitate child foreign language acquisition. The article also provides implications for how folktales can be used effectively in language classrooms for young learners.
Folktale, Children, Teaching, Foreign Language, Stories
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Pham Thi Hong Nhung, Folktales as a Valuable Rich Cultural and Linguistic Resource to Teach a Foreign Language to Young Learners, International Journal of Education, Culture and Society. Vol. 1, No. 1, 2016, pp. 23-28. doi: 10.11648/j.ijecs.20160101.15
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