Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Teaching Language and Literature II ELT 306 6 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

ELT306 aims to harmonize theory with practice through a close analysis of the excerpts from the literary texts in light of the theoretical information. ıt aims to raise competent English language teachers who can exploit different genres for language teaching purposes.

Course Content


 ELT306 is a continuation of ELT305. It builds upon the introductory knowledge acquired in the previous course. So far, we have covered the preliminary terms, approaches to the integration of literature into ESL/EFL contexts, the close link between stylistics and practical literary criticism, and the characteristic features of the so-called literary language. This term we will initially review the set of criteria to select and evaluate literary texts for classroom use. Then, we will discuss the role of culture based on some real examples and the ways to deal with cultural problems. Lastly, four genres will be explained in terms of possible forms of classroom use and illustrated with many excerpts from different literary pieces. On the contrary to ELT305, ELT306 will focus much more on the practice, that is, we will discuss how poetry, short stories, novels, and drama could be utilized for teaching language to diverse groups of learners with specific references to actual lesson plans and classroom implementations. 

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 exemplify some sorts of language deviations in the literary pieces and explain their importance for developing language awareness, Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 appreciate the necessity of integrating literature into EFL/ESL contexts, Drilland Practice, Homework,
3 explain how different genres can be manipulated for language teaching purposes Question-Answer, Lecture, Homework, Testing,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction to the course and review of the course policies Revision of ELT305 Selecting Texts and Evaluating Materials
2 Cultural Elements in Literary Texts
3 Strategies to deal with the problems related to the cultural elements
4 Using Novels and Short Stories: Distinctive Features, Designing Activities/Materials
5 Using Novels and Short Stories: Students’ Problems, Planning a Lesson
6 How to Use Poetry: Putting a Poem Together, Distinctive Features, Reasons.
7 How to Use Poetry: Exploiting Unusual Features, Helping Students with Figurative Meaning
8 How to Use Poetry: Poetry at Lower Levels, Using for Oral Skills
9 Midterms Week, No Classes.
10 How to Use Plays: Distinctive Features, Language of a Play, Performance of a Play, Reasons, Language in Conversation, Improving Oral Skills
11 How to Use Plays: Using Plays at lower Levels, Anticipating Problems
12 How to Use Plays: Further Activities, Using a Whole Play
13 Reflecting on the Literature Lesson
14 Review of Lesson Plans and Revision
Course Notes
Course Resources


  • Lazar, Gillian. Literature and Language Teaching: A Guide for Teachers and Trainers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993. Print. 
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 60
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
1. Ödev 10
2. Ödev 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
Mid-terms 1 1 1
Assignment 2 10 20
Performance Task (Seminar) 14 1 14
Final examination 1 2 2
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14 1 14
Total Workload 83
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 3.32
dersAKTSKredisi 3