Arab World English Journal (AWEJ)Special Issue: The Dynamics of EFL in Saudi Arabia, December 2019   Pp.259 -276
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/efl1.18

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Literature in EEL: A Gateway to a Successful Teaching-Learning Experience by
Stimulating Human Psyche

 Gaus Ul Azam Chowdhury
English Language Center
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

 Anjum Mishu
Faculty of Languages and Translation
King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

 

 

Abstract:
This article examines some key outcomes of researches on the human brain related to language learning in particular; and, then it highlights the role using literary texts can play, while employed as stimuli, for achieving success in the field of EFL. To narrow down further, the aim of this paper is to propose: by implementing literature-based course materials in different teaching methods like Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), Task-based language teaching (TBLT)and Cooperative learning (CL), EFL teachers can actually help their learners to learn the language more effectively, as it is more compatible with their brain functions.
Keywords: CA, CL, CLT, EFL, ESL, grounded cognition, interdisciplinary approach, literature-based classroom activity, neuroplasticity, neuroscience, TBLT 

Cite as: Chowdhury, G. A., & Mishu, A. (2019). Literature in EEL: A Gateway to a Successful Teaching-Learning Experience by Stimulating Human Psyche. Arab World English Journal, Special Issue: The Dynamics of EFL in Saudi Arabia. 259- 276.

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/efl1.18

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Gaus Ul Azam Chowdhury is a lecturer in English Language Center, King Khalid University,
Abha, Saudi Arabia. He did his BA and MA in English Literature from Khulna University,
Bangladesh. He did CELTA in 2011 from International House, Dubai. He teaches English
language skill courses to preliminary year students. His research interest includes CALL, CLIL,
and mobile platform based language teaching.
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3410-6570