Essay About Literature In English Literature

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CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION 1.0 Background Teaching English as a foreign Language to Arab students, specifically, to the Sudanese ones requires from EFL teachers to devote a considerable amount of time and effort in different areas of the learning process. Improving students' performance and competence in the four basic skills of English (receptive and productive) has for a long time, been the main concern of the teachers in classrooms. In addition to the grammatical rules which represent the main focus of the learning process. Moreover, the concentration on English literature became less than the other areas of the learning process. Although, the use of literature as a means for teaching both basic language skills (i.e. Reading, writing, listening and speaking) and language areas (i.e. Vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation) are popular within the field of foreign language learning and teaching nowadays. Lazar, (1993: 19) states “Literature may have a wider educational function in the classroom in that it can help to stimulate the imagination of our students, to develop their critical abilities and to increase their emotional awareness. If we ask our students to respond personally to the texts we give them, they will become increasingly confident about expressing their own ideas and emotions in English. They will…show more content…
Equally important, in literary works, learners can also learn and discover information about the society as it is the mirror directly or indirectly representing the society of the writer. It usually unfolds a panorama of the society by giving detailed and dramatized descriptions of the social life of the people and disclosing the contradictions and problems in the

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