Using Stylistics to Teach Literature to Non-Native Speakers

In book: Teaching Stylistics, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Editors: Lesley Jeffries, Dan McIntyre, pp.95–108

ABSTRACT This chapter discusses the benefits of using Stylistics to teach literature and language to non-native speakers of English. It argues that the analytical precision offered by Stylistics is useful for learners of English who often have a better grasp of structural elements of language than native English speakers. Consequently, Stylistics can be a useful methodology to use in the interpretation of otherwise difficult literary texts.

Key words: non-native speakers, EFL, language awareness, Literary Awareness, optional courses, sensitivity.