Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 12. Number3   September 2021                                      Pp.278-293

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A Review on Instructing English through Literary Genre

Department of Civil Engineering,
Faculty of Technology, University of Abou Bekr Belkaid
Tlemcen, Algeria


Received:   6/29/2021             Accepted:  8/17/2021                          Published:9/24/2021  


This study aims to highlight the utilization of literary genre as a well-liked method for instructing both language skills (that is to say, writing, reading, speaking, and listening) and language fields (that are grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary). Why employing literary textbooks in foreign language classrooms and the main motives for choosing appropriate fictional texts in these classrooms are emphasized to make the reader acquainted with the motivating incentives and standards for foreign language teachers’ employing and picking erudite textbooks. Additionally, the teaching of language skills and literary genre gains benefits of diverse fields of literature (like drama, poems, tragedy and tales) to language teaching and to several difficulties met by language teachers in the sphere of instructing English using fiction (i.e. shortage of training in the field of literature teaching English as a Second English and Teaching English as a Foreign Language curriculums, deficiency of precise aims describing the function of fiction in English as a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language, foreign language teachers’ not possessing the experience and preparation in literature, and lack of suitable teaching tools to be utilized by foreign language teachers in a class milieu) are taken into consideration.
Keywords: Literary genre, English as a Foreign Language, English as a Second Language, language skills, teaching literary work

Cite as:  HAMIMED, N.  (2021). A Review on Instructing English through Literary Genre .
Arab World English Journal, 12 (3) 278-293.


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Received: 6/29/2021
Accepted: 8/17/2021 
Published: 9/24/2021 

Dr. Nadia HAMIMED, Algeria, 22nd October 1984. She is a lecturer at the University of Tlemcen, Faculty of Technology, Department of Civil Engineering. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature, 2020, University of Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria. She has more than 2 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. She wrote in two international books. She has more than 5 international communications. She is interested in didactics, women writing, culture, and comparative literature. 0000-0002-6379-8465