The Importance of Literary Texts in Teaching Language in EFL Classes: The Waste Land as an Example
International Journal of Literature and Arts
Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2016, Pages: 1-6
Received: Dec. 12, 2015; Accepted: Dec. 27, 2015; Published: Jan. 15, 2016
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Chnara H. Khdhir, English Department, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq
Mariwan N. Hasan, English Department, University of Sulaimani, Sulaimani, Iraq
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This study aims to demonstrate how literature can be utilised in teaching language to improve learner’s familiarity of English in EFL classes. Researchers intend to study the advancement of literature in the language classes firstly. We will focus on certain reasons that justify its implementation in language teaching, the importance of reading in language improvement, and the style poetry is dealt with in the EFL classes. The Waste Land can be utilised as a tool to improve student’s communicative skill in English. The paper will come up with an educational suggestion for EFL teaching based on The Waste Land.
Language Teaching Through Literary Texts, EFL, The Waste Land
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Chnara H. Khdhir, Mariwan N. Hasan, The Importance of Literary Texts in Teaching Language in EFL Classes: The Waste Land as an Example, International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-6. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20160401.11
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