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Seminar: 3.02.201 S An Introduction to Teaching Literature - Details
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Course name Seminar: 3.02.201 S An Introduction to Teaching Literature
Course number 3.02.201
Semester SoSe2020
Current number of participants 26
expected number of participants 36
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Monday, 20.04.2020 10:00 - 12:00, Room: (Online)
Lehrsprache englisch


Assessment, Revision, "The Fun They Had": Digital Learning reflected in Literature, Our second ITL class on 27th April: Skills and taxonomy, Our third IRL class on 4th May: Tasks, skills & taxonomy, Our fourth ITL class on 11th May: Textbooks & Classics in the world of TL I, Our fifth ITL class on 18th May: Textbooks and classics in the world of TL II, Focus on Younger Learners, Independent analysis : How is literary learning fostered?, Knowledge, skills and attitudes I, Knowledge, skills and attitudes II, Work with sample lesson plans and tasks

Rooms and times

Monday: 10:00 - 12:00, weekly (12x)

Module assignments


Teaching literature in the EFL Classroom
Amongst the current generation of teaching professionals, the question whether literature – both with a capital and a small `l´- should be used in the EFL classroom is usually answered with a resounding “yes!”.
For years critics of the competence-based approach have been calling for literature to be re-established as a means of fostering an education that goes beyond a mere acquisition of a certain skill set. In our digital age the number of literary texts available online as well as the products emerging from the communication between readers, texts and authors open up new types of literary discourse and expression transcending age, nationality and educational background.
On the other hand, future teachers of English are bound to come across restrictions regarding their choice of literary works as well as the topics connected to them. German Abitur exams in particular require close scrutiny of the curriculum. Set texts and a variety of linguistic and analytical skills will be required to meet the assessment standards stipulated by the Ministry of Education.
From primary school through to the final years of secondary school and Abitur-level both extensive reading of literary texts as well as reading with a view of composing a piece of writing are expected to be fostered systematically.
The seminar aims at providing an overview of different literary texts, approaches and methods viable in the EFL classroom. Starting with visualisation techniques, story telling, scenic interpretation and creative writing participants are expected to get actively involved in classes by creating their own literary products and exchanging ideas about the viability of different didactic approaches.
Against the backdrop of current research in Didactics, participants are expected to analyse teaching and learning materials as well as (excerpts from) current textbooks for various age groups. Different approaches towards teaching literature will be explored.
The development of units of work and lesson plans will be informed by relevant theories of language learning and teaching and can be critically applied to a selection of tasks, resources and ideas for projects connected to teaching literature.
Lesson planning and the analysis of lessons involves
• realistic target setting,
• allowing for differentiation,
• an appropriate choice of materials and media
• as well as devising appropriate assessment strategies.

Your final assessment will be a portfolio. Samples of work will be collected at specific times during the semester. Details following in due course!

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