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Seminar: 3.02.202 S Why literature (still) matters: Finding, adapting and using literary texts in the EFL Classroom - Details
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Course name Seminar: 3.02.202 S Why literature (still) matters: Finding, adapting and using literary texts in the EFL Classroom
Course number 3.02.202
Semester Sommersemester 2022
Current number of participants 17
maximum number of participants 36
Home institute Institute of English and American Studies
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Next date Tue., 28.06.2022 08:15 - 09:45, Room: A14 1-113
Lehrsprache englisch

Course location / Course dates

A14 1-113 Tue.. 08:15 - 09:45 (12x)
V02 0-003 Tue.. 08:15 - 09:45 (1x)
V03 0-D002 Tuesday. 19.07.22 08:15 - 09:45

Module assignments


Please note that this course is aimed at future secondary school teachers.

Why literature (still) matters: Finding, adapting and using literary texts in the EFL Classroom
The first session starts with the question why literature is (still) relevant in times of digital multimedia information and entertainment. It reflects on the various functions of literature, e.g. as a medium of identity formation, cultural memory and/or as social criticism, thus underlining the sociocultural significance of fictional narratives.
Having established why literature should be read and studied, the subsequent classes focus on strategies of selection, adaptation and, most importantly, use of literary texts in various teaching contexts. Excerpts from literary pieces ranging from “classics” to multimodal digital texts will be presented so that participants receive guidance and hopefully inspiration for their everyday teaching practice. A clever combination of the written word, visuals and videos might be the key to transforming classrooms into places where literature serves as a source of inspiration and creativity.

By the end of the seminar participants will
• be familiar with arguments in favour of providing a literature-rich learning environment.
• have explored and evaluated strategies of how to pick motivating and possibly multimodal literary texts with a view of using them in blended learning scenarios.
• be supplied with teaching resources aimed at different age groups and levels which they can put into practice right away.

Assessment strategy
-regular participation in class
-submission of best practice samples of work
-a 100 minute in-class assessment

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ang620 Aufbau FD LitCult".
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  • The enrolment is possible from 21.03.2022, 06:00 to 31.05.2022, 23:59.
  • This setting is active from 21.03.2022 06:00 to 31.05.2022 23:59.
    At least one of these conditions must be fulfilled for enrolment:
    • Subject is Englisch
    • Subject is Anglistik
    • Subject is English Studies
    • Degree is Anpassungslehrgang
  • Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 25.03.2022 on 08:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
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