Using Shakespearean literature in teaching English as a second language in grade seven. (c2006)

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dc.contributor.author Chatila, Evelyn Dabaghi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-20T06:23:01Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-20T06:23:01Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2011-04-20
dc.date.submitted 2006-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/406
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 62-67). en_US
dc.description.abstract Literature provides a very challenging and creative medium for language instruction. Learning the different language skills of reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, and so on, becomes very easy in the context of an interesting story or an appealing poem. Literary texts invite students to identify with them and search for instances that are closely related to their real lives, which facilitates natural and unconscious language acquisition. The present research investigates, with special interest, the various benefits of using Shakespearean literature in the English as a second language (ESL) classroom, specifically the seventh grade classroom. Contrary to the general misconceptions that Shakespeare is difficult and unmanageable in the intermediate level, this paper shows the positive effects of using such canon literature due to its universal themes and the richness of plot and characterization. The researcher presents some examples on ways of using Shakespearean texts to arouse students' interests and stimulate the language learning process. Finally, the last section of this research presents different sets of activities depicted from Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream, which are specifically designed for language instruction. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Shakespeare, William -- 1564-1616 -- Study and teaching -- Lebanon en_US
dc.subject English language -- Study and teaching (Middle school) -- Foreign speakers en_US
dc.title Using Shakespearean literature in teaching English as a second language in grade seven. (c2006) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.term.submitted Spring en_US
dc.author.degree MA in Education en_US
dc.author.school Arts and Sciences en_US
dc.author.idnumber 200301925 en_US
dc.author.commembers Dr. Mona Nabhani
dc.author.woa OA en_US
dc.description.physdesc 1 bound copy: 67 leaves; ill.; 30 cm. available at RNL. en_US
dc.author.division Education en_US
dc.author.advisor Dr. Rima Bahous
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.26756/th.2006.8 en_US
dc.publisher.institution Lebanese American University en_US

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