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    Literature Methodology

    Hello, all,

    I'm a teacher trainer in Beira, Mozambique. Our teacher for the IIIrd years' course on Literature Methodology left suddenly and I was asked to do the course in his place, all because I have an M.A. in English Literature. My background in Literature and my teaching qualification and experience should, I feel help me to justice to the course. The problem is that I have ABSOLUTELY NO MATERIAL and haven't a clue as to where to start. I was told I must do it only on Monday, on the 1st day of the new semester!!! When he left, my colleague took with him every scrap of paper he'd used on the course in the past five years (!!??!) He left only Duff and Maley's 'Literature' in the department bookshelf and I got a copy of 'Literature and Language Teaching' by Gillian Lazer from an old student.

    We have no books that sell or order in books in English and if I were to order one now online, it'd take weeks to get here, if it didn't get pilfered in the post!

    HELP PLEASE! ANything you may have at hand in the form of notes, handouts, websites ......would be gratefully welcome - and, of course, duely acknowledged.

    If possible, please send a copy of your reply posting to my e-mail address?
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    Eternally grateful for even taking the time to read this (!!)

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    Re: Literature Methodology

    I only teach language, so have nothing in that area, but Googleis rammed full of articles on the subject.

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    Re: Literature Methodology

    Google? AM still looking, but haven't found what I need. Do you have specific sites? I'm looking for: Aims and advantages of using literature in the language classroom; How to select and use appropriate literary texts for different levels and cultures; Planning a lesson around a literary text; How far TEFL methodology can be applied in the teaching of literature; etc., etc.!

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    Re: Literature Methodology

    Lalita,
    I've never taught literature, so I don't know much. Here's something from Macmillan. What sort of texts will students be expected to read?
    http://www.onestopenglish.com/News/M...literature.htm
    http://www.onestopenglish.com/News/M...literature.htm

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    Re: Literature Methodology

    Thank you!
    I've already looked at those sites, and also at the bbc one. Got the two articles from each. There were a couple with the ERIC databse too.

    Basically, the course would look at: WHy and how should / can we use literary texts in the language classroom? What are the advantages and disadvantages of such a stratgegy? How to choose appropriate material for different levels? Cultural issues (??); Dealing with deviant language in literature; The teaching approach: Making use of TEFL methodology; Lesson-planning and microteaching, using literary texts, etc., etc.

    Anything else out there?
    ThankyouThankyouThankyou!
    Lalita

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    Re: Literature Methodology

    I have always avoided literature in ESL, even things like the set texts they had in UCLES exams. Is there anything here tyhat helps?

    http://www.usingenglish.com/cgi-bin/...ery=literature

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    Re: Literature Methodology

    tdol,
    thanks a lot. I went to http://www.usingenglish.com/cgi-bin/...ery=literature. Lots of interesting stuff there, which I might be able to use next year, if I do lit for the IInd years. Nothing on Lit. Methodology, though.
    Regards,
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    Re: Literature Methodology

    I tried.

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