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Informative Article | Arts and Sciences | Turkey | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023
Using Literary Texts in English Language Education: Benefits and Challenges
Abstract: This article explores the benefits of using literary texts in English course materials. We argue that literary texts provide authentic and engaging material for language learners, exposing them to different cultures and ways of life and helping them to develop cultural awareness and understanding. We also discuss the ways in which literary texts can improve critical thinking skills, vocabulary and grammar skills, and reading comprehension. We provide specific examples of how literary texts can be used in language education, as well as strategies for scaffolding literary texts to maximize the benefit for learners. Finally, we consider some of the challenges of using literary texts in English course materials and suggest ways to address these challenges. Overall, our analysis indicates that literary texts have numerous benefits when used in English course materials and can be an effective tool for language learning.
Keywords: literary texts, English language courses, cultural awareness, critical thinking skills, vocabulary, reading comprehension, language education, scaffolding, challenges
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,
Pages: 303 - 305