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Learning with Literature in the EFL Classroom

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Edited By Werner Delanoy, Maria Eisenmann and Frauke Matz

Learning with Literature in the EFL Classroom provides a comprehensive, in-depth and state-of-the-art introduction to literature learning in EFL contexts. Paying attention to both theoretical and practical concerns, the study focuses on a wide range of literary genres, different age and ability groups and new topics for literature learning. The 18 contributions discuss present-day challenges for literature teaching in the light of current theoretical debates and offer a balance between theory and practice by combining theoretical input with practical work in the classroom. The volume offers many suggestions for the future of the field and has a varied readership in mind, comprising language teachers, university students and academics.
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Introduction: Learning with Literature in the EFL Classroom

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Werner Delanoy, Maria Eisenmann & Frauke Matz

Abstract The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive, in-depth and state-of-the-art introduction to literature learning in EFL contexts, with equal attention to both theoretical and practical concerns. Indeed, this volume includes contributions focusing on a wide range of literary genres, different age and ability groups, new topics for literature learning alongside the tried and tested, and with many suggestions for the future of the field. Moreover, the different articles aim to facilitate access to and to provide in-depth information on topic-relevant issues. In the 18 contributions, present-day challenges for literature and language learning are discussed in the light of current theoretical debates. Finally, a balance is sought between theory and practice in order to constructively combine state-of-the-art theoretical input with practical work in the classroom. As for its addressees, this book has a varied readership in mind, comprising language teachers, university students and academics.

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