Learning Language Through Literature: A Sourcebook for Teachers of English in Hong Kong

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Peter Falvey, Peter Kennedy
Hong Kong University Press, 1997 - Foreign Language Study - 200 pages
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This useful sourcebook contains 12 chapters written by experienced classroom practitioners in Hong Kong. One theme appears constantly in these chapters: that in the English language classroom, whether at primary, secondary, or tertiary levels, high interest and positive motivation occur through active learning when literary texts, literary techniques and literariness are featured. In this book, full coverage is given to the use of poetry, prose and drama in language learning and teaching at all three levels of the education system. The tasks and activities described here have been shown to work with all bands of students. This book is ideally suited both for practising teachers and participants in teacher education programmes in Hong Kong and the rest of S.E. Asia. It will be particularly useful for primary and secondary teachers of English wishing to incorporate appropriate and relevant teaching activities so as to meet the goals of the new Target Oriented English Language Curriculum.

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Verse and Worse Poetry and Rhyme in the EFL
Picture Books and Fantasy Texts
The Place of Storytelling in Language Teaching

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Ying Wang , assistant professor of Chinese at Mount Holyoke College, is a coeditor of Literature and Society: Advanced Reader of Modern Chinese. Carrie E. Reed , associate professor of Chinese at Middlebury College, is a coauthor of Xioyun Hnyu / Speaking Chinese on Campus: A Textbook for Intermediate Chinese Courses.

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