"ASSESSING THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF TEACHING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THROUGH LITERARY TEXTS AT SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ETHIOPIA"

Authors

  • Antehun Atanaw, Rashmi Gaur

Abstract

Language teaching takes place in various ways: it helps learners in order to acquire the diverse
skills of the English language under this study. Effective multiple methods and techniques are
implemented to make the teaching-learning process. English language teaching through
literature is one of the methods which has been in practice nowadays in English as a foreign
language classroom (EFL). A descriptive survey research design has been conducted.
Moreover, a questionnaire, a focus group discussion, a document analysis, and observation data
gathering tools have been used. Simple random sampling has been used to select 300 pupils;
alternative sampling techniques (purposive and convenient sampling techniques) have been
used to select 237 teacher participants. The integration of literary text in the EFL/ESL
classroom is vigorous to the English language learning; teachers have had a positive attitude;
however, the practice have gone in line with these cases, and there has been a dispute on various
issues that have been related to English language teaching through literature at secondary
schools. The literary texts selection, the number of literary texts in students' textbooks, texts'
inappropriate, and teachers' lack of experience about teaching the English language through
literature have been some of the causes. Therefore, pieces of training should be required to
create awareness on how to teach, how to select, and how to prepare appropriate literary texts
for secondary school students. Finally, the inclusion of adequate literary texts that have been
some of the primary activities should be accomplished.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.

Downloads

Published

2020-11-29

How to Cite

Antehun Atanaw, Rashmi Gaur. (2020). "ASSESSING THE BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES OF TEACHING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE THROUGH LITERARY TEXTS AT SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ETHIOPIA". PalArch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt / Egyptology, 17(6), 238 - 255. Retrieved from http://mail.palarch.nl/index.php/jae/article/view/717