Course contents

  • 3

    Unit 2 - Approaches to teaching literature

    • Unit 2: Overview

    • Part 1: Terminology

    • Part 1: Guiding questions

    • Part 2: Video: Rosenblatt’s transactional theory of literature

    • Part 3: Personal response and reader-response

    • Expansion task: Evaluating questions - I wandered lonely as a cloud

    • Expansion task: Answers

    • Part 4: The cultural, language and personal growth model

    • Expansion task: The Road not Taken

  • 4

    Unit 3 - From theory to practice: Comprehensive Approach and literature in the CEFR

    • Unit 3: Overview

    • Part 1: A comprehensive approach to L2 literature teaching

    • Part 2: Literature in the CEFR

    • Part 3: Practical principles of instruction

    • Part 4: Concorso task

    • Sample answer

  • 5

    Unit 4 - Classroom procedures

    • Unit 4: Overview

    • Part 1: The issue of difficulty

    • Part 2: Stimulating learners’ interest in literary texts

    • Part 3: Maintaining learners' interest

    • Part 4: Leveraging learners' background knowledge

    • Part 5: Concorso task

    • Sample answer

  • 6

    Unit 5 - Extensive reading

    • Unit 5: Overview

    • Part 1: Definitions

    • Part 2: Linguistic and non-linguistic benefits of extensive reading

    • Part 3: The challenges of extensive reading

    • Part 4: Principles to implement extensive reading

    • Part 5: Providing extensive reading materials

    • Part 6: Practical teaching procedures

    • Part 7: Concorso task

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    Unit 6 - Working with genres: short stories, novels, poetry, drama

    • Unit 6: Overview and reflection task

    • Part 1: Short stories

    • Part 2: Novels

    • Part 3: Poetry

    • Part 4: Drama

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    Unit 7 - Multimodal literature

    • Unit 7: Overview

    • Part 1: Multimodality

    • Part 2: Multimodality in language teaching

    • Part 3: Pedagogical principles

    • Expansion task: evaluating an extended lesson plan

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    Unit 8: Assessment

    • Unit 8: Overview

    • Pre-task reflection

    • Reflection task: the split between teaching literature and objective testing

    • Part 1: Six dilemmas

    • Revision task

    • Part 2: Assessment and the CEFR

    • Part 3: Pedagogical principles and tasks

    • Expansion task

  • 10

    Unit 9: Conclusion: Bringing it all together

    • Unit 9: Conclusion: bringing it all together

    • Reference list

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  • 11

    Bonus unit: Lesson plan template and sample lesson plan

    • Lesson plan template

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