The Function of Culture and Literary Works in ELT
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- Culture, Literary work , teaching –learning material.
A great numbers of high school leavers even the university graduates in Indonesia hardly communicate sufficiently in English, In fact they have learned English at least for 6 or 8 years. Even the curriculumn for English Language Teaching ( ELT) in Indonesia had been developed several times. The question is do the teachers have competence in using language contextually and mastering how to provide up to date learning material for students ?. The students need the model how people actually use language in social context so that they are able to apply it outside what they learned in the class. Surely using language can not be seperated from its culture. Wardaugh (2002) says language can not be seperated from culture since its value determines the way people use language. The examples of using language in social context can be found in literary works. Onuckwusi ( 2013) states that Literary works is any imaginative and beautiful creation in words whether oral or written. Then Thejirika (2014) mentions that language theories, concept and styles are put into funtion in the creation of literary texts. Literary text is rich with authentic language: how people really use language based on culture such as its funcion and purpose. Those literary works has big contribution for teaching- learning material, can develop the four skills of language as well. These are what the paper is going to discuss
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TY - CONF AU - Kurnia Ningsih PY - 2019/02 DA - 2019/02 TI - The Function of Culture and Literary Works in ELT BT - Proceedings of the Sixth of International Conference on English Language and Teaching (ICOELT 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 93 EP - 97 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icoelt-18.2019.13 DO - 10.2991/icoelt-18.2019.13 ID - Ningsih2019/02 ER -