Designing teaching literature in EFL classrooms through stylistic approach
Author(s): Aye Pa Pa Myo
Abstract: It is generally said that teaching and learning literature is a serious task for not only for the students but also for the teachers. It makes some students bored with learning literature because it is commonly assumed that learning literature is a complicated, time-consuming, as well as idle task. There are many ways to teach literature but for the students, learning literature is a tiring work to comprehend the literary texts which they have to learn. In this paper the researcher has an attempt to design the procedures for effective teaching literature through stylistic approach as a small-scale research. The aim of doing this research is to plan the lessons for the effectiveness of teaching poetry to the students by using stylistic approach. Forty third year English specialization students from Pathein University were chosen as participants. It took a month and two weeks. As the research tools, the pre-test and post-test related to teaching poetry were used. This research was conducted with stylistic approach. Data were collected with qualitative research method. In brief, lesson plans for teaching poetry in this research will be supportive for teaching literature in the EFL lessons effectively.