Integration of Literature in ELT Classes: A Survey of the Attitudes of ELT Students towards the Study of Literature
Since literary texts are viewed as affluent linguistic input in second language teaching, integration of literature in language classes has been discussed in ELT/EFL classes for years. There has been an undeniable revival of interest in literary texts in language learning because educators believe in the contribution of literary studies in language classes. Although there are accepted drawbacks of using literary texts in language teaching due to time constraints, difficulty of comprehension, cultural gaps, and linguistic difficulties, using literature in ELT classes provides learners and teachers with many opportunities. The main aim of this study is to investigate the perceptions of undergraduate university students in ELT classes towards the study of literature in courses.
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