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ET969 - Literature and Drama in English Language Teaching

  • Module code: ET969
  • Module name: Literature and Drama in English Language Teaching
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module examines the place of literature and drama in the EFL/ESL classroom and ways in which the teaching of literature or drama and language can be integrated. The course will emphasise language-based approaches to literary texts. Relevant techniques and themes in stylistics will be introduced and a range of classroom procedures for the teaching of literature and drama explored. The design and development of a literature syllabus will be considered, especially regarding the selection of literary texts and appropriate modes of assessment in literature and drama teaching.

Principal learning outcomes

"By the end of the module, students will have developed a critical understanding of approaches to integrating literature and drama in English language teaching as well as select accessible literary texts and design appropriate teaching materials for learners of different ages and language abilities. Using both literary and linguistic analytical techniques, students will develop a critical understanding of the ways in which structure, form and language shape meaning in text and develop approaches for developing similar understandings among their learners, but at the learners’ own level. Students will practice and enhance their own creative writing skills in L2 and critically evaluate representations of different cultures mediated through literary texts."

Timetabled teaching activities

Weeks 1-10 in Term 2, made up of input sessions and discussion and workshop activities

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ma/modules/

Other essential notes

15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET969-15)
A (Assessed work only) Essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PD) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 3