Using short Stories in Reading Skills Class

Using literature to teach language has several advantages such as contributing to a better linguistic understanding, a development of creative skills, an authentic model of language use with its rich potential (Ramsaran 1983; Collie & Slater, 1987). Short story seems to be the most suitable one since it is short, and aims at giving a 'single effect', there is usually one plot, a few characters; there is no detailed description of setting. Also, research on short stories in EFL classrooms state that they can be a good indicator of increased motivation, increased interest in reading and improved reading skills (Vural 2013; Saka, 2014; Pardede, 2011). This study aims to find out the thoughts and attitudes of the first year students in Bulent Ecevit University English Language and Literature Department towards the short stories covered in Reading Skills course in 2015-2016 fall term. The data gathered via a questionnaire was analyzed using frequency tests. The results indicated that studying short stories has a number of benefits for the students such as broadening their perspectives, enabling them to think about the reasons rather than the result, showing them different life styles, providing them with a comparison between their own culture and other cultures, increasing their appreciation for literature and making them read more short stories. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

Yazar Ceylan, Nuray Okumus
Yayın Türü Conference Object
Tek Biçim Adres https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/3760
Tek Biçim Adres 10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.10.027
Konu Başlıkları Using literature
short story
language teaching
Koleksiyonlar Araştırma Çıktıları | WoS | Scopus | TR-Dizin | PubMed | SOBİAD
WoS İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu
Dergi Adı INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TEACHING AND LEARNING ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE, GLOBELT 2016
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi 232
Sayfalar 311 - 315
Yayın Yılı 2016
Eser Adı
[dc.title]
Using short Stories in Reading Skills Class
Yayıncı
[dc.publisher]
ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
Yayın Türü
[dc.type]
conferenceObject
Açıklama
[dc.description]
International Conference on Teaching and Learning English as an Additional Language (GlobELT) -- APR 14-17, 2016 -- Antalya, TURKEY
Açıklama
[dc.description]
WOS: 000387499800042
Özet
[dc.description.abstract]
Using literature to teach language has several advantages such as contributing to a better linguistic understanding, a development of creative skills, an authentic model of language use with its rich potential (Ramsaran 1983; Collie & Slater, 1987). Short story seems to be the most suitable one since it is short, and aims at giving a 'single effect', there is usually one plot, a few characters; there is no detailed description of setting. Also, research on short stories in EFL classrooms state that they can be a good indicator of increased motivation, increased interest in reading and improved reading skills (Vural 2013; Saka, 2014; Pardede, 2011). This study aims to find out the thoughts and attitudes of the first year students in Bulent Ecevit University English Language and Literature Department towards the short stories covered in Reading Skills course in 2015-2016 fall term. The data gathered via a questionnaire was analyzed using frequency tests. The results indicated that studying short stories has a number of benefits for the students such as broadening their perspectives, enabling them to think about the reasons rather than the result, showing them different life styles, providing them with a comparison between their own culture and other cultures, increasing their appreciation for literature and making them read more short stories. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Kayıt Giriş Tarihi
[dc.date.accessioned]
2019-12-23
Açık Erişim Tarihi
[dc.date.available]
2019-12-23
Yayın Yılı
[dc.date.issued]
2016
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2016.10.027
Tek Biçim Adres
[dc.identifier.uri]
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12628/3760
Yayın Dili
[dc.language.iso]
eng
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
Using literature
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
short story
Konu Başlıkları
[dc.subject]
language teaching
Yazar
[dc.contributor.author]
Ceylan, Nuray Okumus
Haklar
[dc.rights]
info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
ISSN
[dc.identifier.issn]
1877-0428

[dc.relation.ispartofseries]
Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences
Yazar Departmanı
[dc.contributor.department]
Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit Üniversitesi
İlk Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.startpage]
311
Son Sayfa Sayısı
[dc.identifier.endpage]
315
Dergi Adı
[dc.relation.journal]
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TEACHING AND LEARNING ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE, GLOBELT 2016
Dergi Cilt Bilgisi
[dc.identifier.volume]
232
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Görüntülenme Sayısı ( Zaman Dağılımı )
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