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|Title: ||An Assessment on the Significance of Literature in Language Teaching With Special Reference to Grade Nine|
|Authors: ||FIKRU, GEBRE|
|Advisors: ||Dr. Abiye Daniel|
|Copyright: ||Jan-2009 |
|Date Added: ||14-Nov-2012 |
|Abstract: ||The main objective of this study is to assess the role of literature in teaching the
English language and to check whether or not it could be applicable in
Ethiopian high schools in general and in grade nine in particular. Hence, it has
combined both theoretical and practical methods of data collection. The
theoretical approach focuses on the review of related literature whereas the
practical approach gives emphasis to the activities performed in the classroom
to see the significance of literature in teaching the English language and its
The paper all in all consists of five chapters. The first chapter discuses the
background of English language teaching, statement of the problem, objective of
the study, the importance of the study and its scope.
The second chapter reviews related works on literature and language teaching.
It gives detail regards to issues such as the nature of language teaching, its
importance, the interrelation between literature and language teaching,
methods of teaching language through literature. It has also given an
appropriate space to related local works.
The third chapter, in its turn, had given much space to the why and the how of
the study. It also earnestly regards the methodology of data collection and all
the processes and procedures passed through in the data collection process.
This mainly involves methods of sampling, processes of data collection,
mechanisms of the analysis and interpretation, the process of teaching
language making use of some selected literary materials and what the outcome
looks like. The fourth chapter is dedicated to the analysis and interpretation of
the data. This has mainly focused on students' age distribution and sexdifferences,
the pre-and the post-lesson exam's result, etc. In this chapter all
the collected data are presented, analyzed and interpreted into two main ways.
These are quantitative and tabular presentations. The quantitative approach
has been set apart for the statistical analysis of the pre-and post-lesson exam's
results. In the tabular presentation the sample student's demographic
backgrounds and the responses they gave to the questionnaires are detailed.
The final chapter presents the summary and conclusion of the study and the
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