Teacher trainer, World Learning
Washington, DC, US
Does literature still have a place in ELT, or has it lost its universal appeal in the digital age? What can teachers do to spark the curiosity of the growing number of reluctant readers and make their engagement with literary art more meaningful and relevant for their needs and interests?The aim of this interactive talk is to address these questions by exploring the why, what and how of using literature in the 21st century language classroom. I will demonstrate – through practical face-to-face and online activities – how combining more traditional approaches to teaching literature with technology can foster a creative learning environment, where both critical thinking and language learning are enhanced. The participants will receive ideas, guidelines, and strategies to make literature encounters meaningful, authentic, and relevant for their students.
What is the role of literature in ELT in the digital age?