1st Edition

Language, Literature and the Learner Creative Classroom Practice

By Ronald Carter, John Mcrae Copyright 1997
    256 Pages
    by Routledge

    256 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Language, Literature and the Learner is an edited volume evolving from three international seminars devoted to the teaching of literature in a second or foreign language. The seminars explicitly addressed the interface between language and literature teaching to investigate the ways in which literature can be used as a resource for language growth at secondary, intermediate and upper-intermediate level.

    This book presents the reader with a practical classroom-based guide to how the teaching of language and literature, until recently seen as two distinct subjects within the English curriculum, can be used as mutually supportive resources within the classroom.

    Through essays and case studies it reports on the most recent developments in classroom practice and methodology and suggests ways in which the curriculum could be reshaped to take advantage of this integrated approach.

    The text will be essential reading for students undertaking PGCE, TESOL/MA, UCLES, CTEFLA, RSA and Teachers' Diploma courses worldwide. Students of applied linguistics, those on stylistics courses and undergraduates studying English language will welcome it as accessible supplementary reading.

    General Editor's Preface; Preface; Acknowledgements; Contributors; Introduction.

    1. Look both ways before crossing: developments in the language and literature classroom, Ronald Carter
    2. Representational language learning: from language awareness to text awareness, John McRae
    3. Stylistics 'upside down': using stylistic analysis in the teaching of language and literature, Mick Short
    4. Designing group work activities: a case study, Alan Durant
    5. Reconstructing and deconstructing: drama texts in the classroom, Michael McCarthy
    6. That's for your poetry book!, Alan Maley
    7. Picking holes: close procedures in prose, Anita Weston
    8. Learner autonomy and literature teaching, Barbara Sinclair
    9. Making the subtle difference: literature and non-literature in the classroom, Guy Cook
    10. 'Interfacing' language and literature: with special reference to the teaching of British cultural studies, Mao Sihui
    11. 'Viewer, I married him': literature through video, Anthony Jennings
    12. Common ground; incorporating new literatures in English in language and literature teaching, Malachi Edwin Vethamani



    Carter, Ronald; Mcrae, John