Disadvantages Of Literature

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Sandra McKay In his paper he checks both the advantages and disadvantages of using literature in the ESL classroom. Achieve little in teaching grammar ,and in academic and occupational goals. and reflect on one culture that is away from students culture are the disadvantages that he examines. Also he mentioned some advantage of using literature such as develop linguistic knowledge ,enjoyment ,motivation, and expand students ' knowledge in others culture . When selecting the literature he deals with the difficulty of it by simplification that according to Honeyfield (1977) has disadvantages such as reducing the information , reducing the text cohesion and ability to read , achieving little in developing four language skills among students. So…show more content…
Sell Universidad de Alcalá That paper also examines the case against and with using literature in the foreign language classroom The case against : According to "Jonathan" literature make it difficult to justify the professional existence and inclusion of lesson plans for the teachers .second the literature is not realistic ,it is doesn’t deal with the real life issues .third ,it concerned with reading and writing skills and neglects listening and speaking skills .Finally ,it reduce the student role in the lesson and expand the teachers dominance . The case for literature: Jonathan mentioned (Parkinson and Reid Thomas) (2000) benefits of using literature in classroom that are :cultural enrichment ,linguistics model ,mind training ,expand linguistic competence ,authentic material ,stick to students ' memory ,motivation ,convenience ,and enhance students ' translation skill. Teaching literature why ,what ,and how Why: 1.Valuable authentic material: Literature has amountless number of material that covers all topics in the life also it produced for one purpose that is "teaching language" 2.Cultural enrichment: Literature is the easiest way for the students to deep in the life and tradition of the country whereby the language is spoken because not everyone has the ability to go and visit that…show more content…
Teachers should choose activities that require the students involvement and activities and reduce the teachers role in the lesson . 2.Supplementing the printed page Printed page motivate the students to express their hidden feelings toward the literary work and what they understand so far about the work and drawing the mind 's picture about the work to. 3.Tapping the resources of knowledge and experience within the group Divide the class to groups will give the students the opportunity to benefit from the other students experiences and ideas in addition to sharing the knowledge .Furthermore ,working in groups makes the .students do the exercises easily and quickly 4. Helping students explore their own responses to literature Reading literature gives the students confidence to express their opinion and response towards literary work by praising or criticizing it .By giving that chance to everyone in the class will make the students lesson to the others opinion that they will benefit from it and comment on . 5.Using the target language Teachers should use the target language in different activities inside and outside the classroom and develop the students language in these activities .teachers should put the L1 aside and use the target language as the mother language of that
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