Children's Literature in Second Language Education

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2013-02-14
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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Bringing together leading scholars and teacher educators from across the world, from Europe and the USA to Asia, this book presents the latest research and new perspectives into the uses of children's literature in second language teaching for children and young adults. Children's Literature in Second Language Education covers such topics as extensive reading, creative writing in the language classroom, the use of picturebooks and graphic novels in second language teaching and the potential of children's literature in promoting intercultural education. The focus throughout the book is on creative approaches to language teaching, from early years through to young adult learners, making this book an essential read for those studying or embarking on second language teaching at all levels.

Author Biography

Janice Bland is a teacher educator in the Department of English and American Studies at the University of Paderborn, Germany. She is co-editor of the peer-reviewed e-journal Children's Literature in English Language Education.

Christiane Lütge is Professor of English at Münster University, Germany. She is co-editor of the peer-reviewed e-journal Children's Literature in English Language Education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Janice Bland \ Part I: Extensive Reading with Children's Literature \ 2. Free Reading: Still a Great Idea Stephen Krashen \ 3. Efficient Use of Literature in Second Language Education: Free Reading and Listening to Stories Beniko Mason \ 4. Extensive Reading of Picturebooks in Primary EFL Annika Kolb \ 5. Free Space: An Extensive Reading Project in a Flemish School Johan Strobbe \ Part II: Visual Literacy with Picturebooks and Graphic Novels in ELT \ 6. Approaching Literary and Language Competence: Picturebooks and Graphic Novels in the EFL Classroom Eva Burwitz-Melzer \ 7. Picturebook: Object of Discovery Sandie Mouro \ 8. Fairy Tales with a Difference: Creating a Continuum from Primary to Secondary ELT Janice Bland \ Part III: Intercultural Encounters with Children’s Literature \ 9. Otherness in Children's Literature: Perspectives for the EFL Classroom Christiane Lütge \ 10. Doing Identity, Doing Culture: Transcultural Learning through Young Adult Fiction Susanne Reichl \ 11. Developing Intercultural Competence by Studying Graphic Narratives Carola Hecke \ 12. 'We are Britain!' Culture and Ethnicity in Benjamin Zephaniah's Novels Sigrid Rieuwerts \ 13. Taiwanese Adolescents Reading American Young Adult Literature: A Reader Response Study Lee Li-Feng \ 14. Developing Intercultural Competence through First Nations’ Children’s Literature Grit Alter \ Part IV: Empowerment and Creativity through Story \ 15. Creative Writing for Second Language Students Alan Maley \ 16. Young Adult Literature in Mixed-Ability Classes Maria Eisenmann \ 17. Enhancing Self-Esteem and Positive Attitudes through Children's Literature Paola Traverso \ 18. The 'Art' of Teaching Creative Story Writing Maria Luisa García Bermejo and Teresa Fleta Guillén \ 19. Stories as Symphonies Andrew Wright \ 20. Conclusion Christiane Lütge \ Bibliography \ Index

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