Literature in the ESL Classroom

  • McKay S
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This paper examines the pros and cons of using literature in an ESL classroom. The author argues that if literary texts are to be used successfully in the classroom, they must be carefully selected and approached in a manner which promotes an aesthetic interaction between the reader and the text. The paper concludes with a specific example of how a literary text might be approached so as to foster this type of interaction.

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  • efl
  • esl
  • literature

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  • Sandra McKay

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