Jones, Christian and Carter, Ronald
Forum: Literature and Language Awareness: Using Literature to Achieve CEFR Outcomes.
Journal of Second Language Teaching and Research, 1
Official URL: http://pops.uclan.ac.uk/index.php/jsltr/article/vi...
This article sets out to explore why literature (used in this article to mean poetry, plays, short stories or novels) is often a marginalised resource in EFL classrooms, even though the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR) suggests it should have a role in the classroom. It first reports on the results of a questionnaire investigating English teachers’ attitudes towards using literature in the classroom. After a discussion of these results, it explores some ways in which the use of literature can be linked to CEFR outcomes in a practical teaching framework which teachers can apply to literature they choose to teach.
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