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Learning with Literature in the EFL Classroom


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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Poetry in the Intermediate EFL Classroom


Carsten Albers

Abstract The following article aims at reconsidering learning objectives for students when studying poetry in the intermediate EFL classroom and at presenting ways for dealing with poems in a fashion that combines cognitive approaches with creative, individualized, and production-oriented tasks. Some desirable teaching aims and learning objectives will be mentioned and exemplified using a different text for each of three different stages of intermediate EFL learning. Some tasks and results from actual classroom work will be used to explore the possibilities and limitations of the methods and approaches in question.

1 Teaching Aims and Learning Objectives

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