Teaching literature to Algerian undergraduate efl students : the issue of culture

Author

Khiladi, Muhammad Amin Mahdi

Source

Djoussour el-Maaréfa

Issue

Vol. 7, Issue 3 (30 Sep. 2021), pp.556-569, 14 p.

Publisher

Hassiba Benbouali University of Chlef Faculty of Letters and Art Laboratory of Didactic of languages and discourse analysis

Publication Date

2021-09-30

Country of Publication

Algeria

No. of Pages

14

Main Subjects

Languages
Literature

Topics

Abstract EN

Teaching literature to Algerian undergraduate EFL students, despite its merits and benefits, is a challenging task.

In fact, literature appears strange to many students because it is culturally charged.

Therefore, it would be difficult for them to grasp the conceptual notions embedded in many canonical texts.

Yet, in dealing with this intricate issue and in an attempt to bring the students closer to the social, moral and cultural values portrayed in the text, some teachers, as evidenced through classroom observation, dare to go to the extreme in emphasizing the foreign cultural aspects of the text, sometimes at the expense of their students' own culture.

In order to bridge this gap and in an endeavour to reinforce an intercultural stance to teaching literature, this research argues first for incorporating English literature by Muslim /Arab writers alongside Western literature.

Secondly, it recommends encouraging students' personal responses to enhance their independency in interpreting and appreciating literature.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Khiladi, Muhammad Amin Mahdi. 2021. Teaching literature to Algerian undergraduate efl students : the issue of culture. Djoussour el-Maaréfa،Vol. 7, no. 3, pp.556-569.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1272746

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Khiladi, Muhammad Amin Mahdi. Teaching literature to Algerian undergraduate efl students : the issue of culture. Djoussour el-Maaréfa Vol. 7, no. 3 (Sep. 2021), pp.556-569.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1272746

American Medical Association (AMA)

Khiladi, Muhammad Amin Mahdi. Teaching literature to Algerian undergraduate efl students : the issue of culture. Djoussour el-Maaréfa. 2021. Vol. 7, no. 3, pp.556-569.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1272746

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 567-569

Record ID

BIM-1272746