adults, global issues, Reading, Speaking, tertiary, upper secondary, Vocabulary, Workshop

Anna Pereszlenyi and Rita Divéki (Hungary)

How to use literature in the EFL classroom to nurture global citizens

Using literary texts in the EFL classroom has several pedagogical affordances, e.g. they can be used to develop students’ global competence. In our workshop, after learning about the theoretical background, the participants will be invited to try out and reflect on some activities based on literary texts about global issues.

  • Global Issues, Intercultural Communicative Competence
  • Vocabulary, Speaking, Reading, personal skills development, intercultural skills development
  • Although especially good with older students, the methodology covered is adaptable to various ages and levels.

Anna Pereszlenyi is currently enrolled in the Language Pedagogy PhD Programme at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest. Her main research interest is literature in the EFL classroom. She was teaching English language and culture to international students in a university preparatory programme. Now, apart from being a PhD student, she is a temporary lecturer at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest.

Rita Divéki is a temporary lecturer at the Department of Language Pedagogy at Eötvös Loránt University (ELTE) and at Pázmány Péter Catholic University in Budapest and a PhD student in the Language Pedagogy Programme of ELTE. Her main interests include teaching controversial issues, global citizenship education, teaching with pop culture and using mobile learning for skills development. She edits two websites dealing with the incorporation of pop culture into the EFL classroom (Talk shows in ELT, Rita’s ELT Jukebox).

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