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n Literator : Journal of Literary Criticism, Comparative Linguistics and Literary Studies - Language through literature through language : an action research report on the English 100 course at the University of North West : research article
Language through literature through language : an action researchreport on the English 100 course at the University of North West
In this article the writer surveys attitudes to the integration of language andliterature in ESL/EFL teaching, noting the reservations that have beenexpressed about it in the past, and which still continue to linger in somequarters. Against this background he then describes the development andimplementation of an integrated English syllabus at the University of NorthWest, focusing on his current action research in teaching the first yearmodules. Using examples from the material he has developed for thesemodules, he demonstrates how the principles of language/literature integration,as articulated by writers in the field, can be translated into practicein a number of ways. Since this is an on-going project the writer presentshis findings as a report on work in progress. The article does, however,conclude with a brief summary of the positive responses received fromlecturers and students in response to questionnaires and surveys conductedin 2000 and 2001.
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