THE NEXUS BETWEEN MUSIC AND LITERATURE IN EFL/ESL

Boshevska, Elena and Neshkovska, Silvana (2019) THE NEXUS BETWEEN MUSIC AND LITERATURE IN EFL/ESL. Зборник на текстови Тркалезна маса Образование, уметност, култура. pp. 49-57.

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Abstract Keeping students motivated and interested when teaching literature in the EFL\ESL classroom while stimulating them to better their language skills is an arduous task. However, it is not an impossible one. Many scholars in the SLA field agree that integrating music in language and literature classes can be beneficial in terms of increasing students' motivation, in-class participation and their overall interest in the school material. The students' heightened interest and their active participation in class will have a positive impact on the improvement of their language skills. Making use of music can be especially fruitful in teaching literature. Moreover, the nexus between literature and literature-inspired music can be exploited for the purposes of teaching EFL\ESL. The aim of this paper is to prove that teaching English by exploiting literature and music, i.e. songs is advantageous and favourable in the EFL\ESL context, meaning that when the teacher relates specific well-known and popular songs to books or novels, the students will not only be encouraged to participate more actively in classes, but they will also be inspired to read various pieces of literature, and, thus, enhance their English language skills in general. Keywords: EFL, SLA, music, literature, teaching literature via music, motivation, language skills

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Scientific Fields (Frascati) > Humanities > Languages and literature
Divisions: Faculty of Education
Depositing User: Prof. d-r Silvana Neskovska
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2020 10:30
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2020 10:30
URI: http://eprints.uklo.edu.mk/id/eprint/5669

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