Use of literature in reading comprehension classes by elt teachers
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CitationÖzkan, A. ve Töngür, A. N. (2014). Use of literature in reading comprehension classes by elt teachers. The International Journal of Social Sciences. ARF Publication Sourcing. 25(1), s. 66-72.
This study has been conducted to reveal the reasons why ELT teachers use/do not use literature for reading comprehension activities. The study has been conducted with 140 preparatory class instructors working at foundation and state universities in Turkey. The data have been collected through a questionnaire, specifically designed for the study. The data were evaluated on Microsoft Excel 2010. The findings reveal that in general ELT teachers use literature in their reading classes; however, they consider restrictions of the curriculum, insufficient class time, and crowded classes as hindrances. Their perception of literary works to be linguistically difficult, demotivating, and their reliance on teachers to paraphrase, clarify, interpret, and explain appears as other significant reasons for using little or no literature for reading comprehension activities.
SourceThe International Journal of Social Sciences
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