Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Using Short Stories For Language Teaching ELT 450 8 4 + 0 4 5
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language English
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. ALİ İLYA
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants

Res. Assist. Burcu KOÇ

Course Category Field Proper Education
Course Objective

This course aims to enhance students’ appreciation of short fiction as a literary form; to enable students to prepare course materials which utilize short stories in teaching English as a foreign language; to enable the students to develop lesson plans in which they would use short fiction as course material, and to present their course materials through practical applications.

Course Content

This course analyzes the short story as a literary genre (with examples mainly from English and American literature) and deals with the techniques of using short fiction in teaching English as a foreign language.

# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 They define short story as a genre and listing some sub-genres with its primary features, Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
2 They explaine the main components of short story, Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
3 They associate various teaching methods and techniques with the use of short stories, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
4 They identify possible challenges language teachers may encounter in the process of short story integration and effectively respond to them, Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
5 They adapt short stories as authentic materials for different language learner profiles, Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
6 They technically comment on the course designs that include short stories as course material. Lecture, Discussion, Brain Storming, Testing, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction and Discussion of the Course Outline Accuracy vs Fluency Communication and Learning to use English Brumfit, Pg. 9-18
2 Current Problems in CLT Methodological Solutions to Problems in CLT Brumfit, Pg. 26-32 Brumfit, Pg. 73-78
3 Why Literature? Teaching Literature: Why, What, and How? Carter & Long, Pg. 1-12 Collie & Slater, Pg. 5-11
4 Literature and Experience Carter & Long, Pg. 13-35
5 FAQs by Teachers Integrating Literature First Encounters with Literature Collie & Slater, Pg. 11-14 Collie & Slater, Pg. 14-31
6 Maintaining Momentum while Using Literature Collie & Slater, Pg. 31-48
7 Reading Skills and the Study of Literature Different Types of Activities Brumfit, Pg. 105-110 Collie & Slater, Pg. 48-78
8 Midterms
9 Different Types of Activities (Continued) Collie & Slater, Pg. 48-78
10 Short Story as a Genre Sources compiled by me
11 Discussion of Practical Classroom Activities Collie & Slater, Pg. 168-189
12 Discussion of Practical Classroom Activities Collie & Slater, Pg. 189-200
13 Analysis of Selected Texts from World literature Sources compiled by me
14 Generating Activities for a Selected Short Story Sources compiled by me
Resources
Course Notes
Course Resources

Brumfit, C. (1985). Language and literature teaching: from practice to principle. Oxford: Pergamon Press. (Selected Chapters.)
Carter, R. A., & Long, M. N. (1991). Teaching literature. New York: Logman. (Ch. 1 & 2).
Collie, J., & Slater, S. (2004). Literature in the language classroom: A resource book of ideas and activities. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. (Selected Parts.)

Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 A graduate of the department is able to plan teaching processes.
2 A graduate of the department possesses the skill in organizing appropriate environments for English teaching.
3 A graduate of the department can evaluate materials and resources that are relevant to English teaching with a critical viewpoint.
4 A graduate of the department employs appropriate methods and techniques for English teaching.
5 A graduate of the department decides on the feasibility of software and other technological resources to be utilized in English teaching
6 A graduate of the department chooses the suitable learning strategies considering the personal traits of the students.
7 A graduate of the department develops writing, reading, speaking and listening skills of the students.
8 A graduate of the department uses measurement and assessment instruments in an effective way.
9 A graduate of the department generates solutions for the educational, social and economic problems of the society.
10 A graduate of the department questions to what degree s/he possesses the required qualifications of a teacher.
11 A graduate of the department follows the academic studies conducted in the field for his personal development.
12 A graduate of the department conveys his ideas on the significance of intercultural communication in the process of learning English as a foreign language.
13 A graduate of the department indicates the ways of digging up information that are compulsory for life-long learning.
14 A graduate of the department generates foreign language tests.
15 A graduate of the department designs original activities promoting the use of English in the daily life.
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 40
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
2. Ödev 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 3 48
Mid-terms 1 2 2
Quiz 2 1 2
Assignment 1 10 10
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 2 2
Final examination 1 2 2
Total Workload 130
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.2
dersAKTSKredisi 5