Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Teaching Language and Literature I ELT 305 5 2 + 0 2 3
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Compulsory
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. ALİ İLYA
Course Lecturers Arş.Gör. ALİ İLYA,
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Elif Bozyigit

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

The present course aims to teach the students how to relate the two independent braches, namely literature and language teaching, to each other by manifesting the commonalities, presenting the methods and approaches along with their assumptions, asking them to have a critical look at practice samples, and requiring them to test the theory through micro teachings they are supposed to coduct at regular intervals. Throughout the semester, it has been manifested and proved that literary pieces can be an effective source of language teaching to appeal to diverse groups of learners with different levels and needs by showing the primary features of various genres and supporting the view that literature is a significant contributor to raising language awareness. The validity of distinctive approaches to using literature in the process has been questioned through an analysis of their foregrounding assumptions. Towards the end of the semester, the students are expected to appreciate the value of literature in the domain of language teaching, comprehend the characteristics that serve multiple purposes of language learning and teching, functionalize the theory by testing it through practice, and develop a fresh view of language teaching by means of literature.

Course Content

ELT305 is designed to raise an awareness of various approaches to the integration of literary texts into EFL/ESL contexts. The course departs from a close analysis of different definitions of the term “literature,” moves on to an exploration of the preliminary terms, notions and concepts, and turns to a discussion of the pros and cons of utilizing literature for the purpose of teaching language. The process encourages you to debunk the myth that defines the language of literature as “literary,” an adjective which divorces the language of literature from other uses –particularly from everyday language- and definitely it invites you to rebut the misconception that the language barrier in the literary materials makes it accessible only to the advanced learners. Through an examination of numerous teaching activities to be conducted at all levels and first-hand experiences you gain by means of micro-teachings, you construct a new understanding of not only “literary language” but also the place of literature in the field of ELT.
Following the presentation of the introductory remarks, the course focuses on each genre separately and introduces its distinctive features in terms of language uses. As you further you sharpen your wits and become favorably disposed towards making use of literary pieces in the field since you will definitely appreciate that they present authentic uses of the language, a blend of various registers on a single tissue, certain deviations from the formal use of English and many sorts of second-hand experiences which generate enthusiasm and motivation for learning the language.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students will be able to explain the connection between literature and language teaching. Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework,
2 SS will raise an awareness of the role of literary pieces in ELT. Motivations to Show, Discussion, Lecture, Testing, Homework,
3 Students will be able to explain the characteristics of different approaches to using literature in ELT and apply them in various teaching contexts. Discussion, Lecture, Homework,
4 Students will be able to explore literary texts comparatively and make sound interpretations. Motivations to Show, Discussion, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
5 SS raise an awareness of the significance of integrating critical thinking into reading and can critically read and interpret the texts. Brain Storming, Discussion, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Using Literature in the Language Classroom: The Issues
2 What is literature? What is the role of literature in ELT?
3 Discussion on the reasons for using literature and antiarguments
4 An overview of the approaches to using literature in ELT
5 A comparative analysis of the approaches to using literature in ELT
6 Illustration of the approaches through an analysis of the implementations
7 The role of culture in ELT
8 Language teaching within the context of intercultural interaction
9 Midterms
10 Problems regarding cultural alienation and strategies to cope with them
11 Materials selection in ELT
12 Applied analysis of the methods of materials selection and evaluation
13 Materials selection and evaluation: Final remarks
14 Review
Course Notes
Course Resources

Lazar, G. (2008). Literature and language teaching: A guide for teachers and trainers.

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Explains the necessary theoretical, methodological and factual knowledge about foreign language (English) education and teaching profession and uses them to produce solution(s) to educational problems. X
2 Uses language skills (reading, speaking, writing, listening skills) at a level that can communicate effectively by analyzing written and oral texts produced in foreign language (English) and mother tongue (Turkish) with a critical approach. X
3 As a foreign language teacher, knows the legislation concerning the duties, rights and responsibilities and behaves in compliance with the legislation. X
4 Uses the scientific methods and technologies required to follow the innovations in the field of foreign language teaching, to develop original activities and to find solution(s) to possible problems. X
5 Plans the language learning process taking into account the diverse characteristics and life experiences of learners and organizes the appropriate environments and carry out the process effectively. X
6 Analyzes and evaluates foreign language teaching programs in their own context by choosing appropriate approaches. X
7 Prepares and implements appropriate assessment and evaluation tools for foreign language teaching and development of students. X
8 Effectively uses intercultural communication skills in the process of foreign language (English) teaching and with his/her attitudes and behaviours becomes a role model for the students. X
9 Actively uses the skills of learning to learn, self-regulation, lifelong learning, critical and creative thinking and redounds these skills to his/her students. Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
10 Knows and applies the ways of establishing effective communication and cooperation with stakeholder institutions and organizations as a foreign language teacher. X
11 At the end of the process of foreign language (English) education, prepares his/her students as individuals who can use foreign language as an effective communication medium in everyday life. X
12 Knows the structure of the language to be taught, the rules and the various contexts in which it can be used, and uses the target language appropriately and compares it to other languages he/she has learned. X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 70
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 10
1. Kısa Sınav 10
Total 100
1. Final 50
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 2 32
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Quiz 1 1 1
Assignment 2 2 4
Final examination 1 3 3
Total Workload 73
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 2.92
dersAKTSKredisi 3