The Effectiveness of Current Approaches to Teaching Novel to University EFL Learners : Investigation & Reflections

  • Ahmed Kh. Shalan College of Languages, Nawroz University, Duhok, Kurdisatn Region - Iraq

Abstract

Taking the novel as a model of study, the plan of this study was of two dimensions. The first dimension was to make interviews with 6 teachers of English novel to the juniors and seniors, in 4 departments of English in 3 universities within Duhok Governorate Area. The interview form made use of Lazar’s (2013) tri-assumed-alternative approaches model to teach literature; a language-based approach, literature as content approach, and literature for personal enrichment approach. The teachers of novel were asked to tell how far their approaches of teaching novel are identical with one of Lazar model’s three approaches, as well as to fill in a questionnaire about their training to teach literature. The second dimension was to design a questionnaire to investigate the learners’ reflections about their learning and study experience with the novel-teaching approaches used by their teachers. Finally, an analysis of the findings was made, which helped to develop certain conclusions which proved the hypotheses made by the research about the professionalism of the novel-teacher’s approaches to teaching novel. In addition certain recommendations were made suggesting raising the sailing of the novel-teachers training in how to teach literature.

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App. 1 : Jury Names :
1. Dr. Hussein Ali Gargari (Prof.)/ College of Languages/ Nawroz University
2. Dr. Chachaan Jum'ah Mohammed (Assist. Prof.)/Department of Psychological & Educational Sciences /Faculty of Basic Education/University of Duhok
3. Dr. Sami Abdul-Aziz Al-Ma'mouri (Prof.)/Department of English/College of Basic Education/ University of Diyala.
Published
2018-07-20
How to Cite
SHALAN, Ahmed Kh.. The Effectiveness of Current Approaches to Teaching Novel to University EFL Learners : Investigation & Reflections. Academic Journal of Nawroz University, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 131-144, july 2018. ISSN 2520-789X. Available at: <http://journals.nawroz.edu.krd/index.php/ajnu/article/view/218>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.25007/ajnu.v7n3a218.
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