Enhancing Intercultural and Interlingual Communication of EFL Learners' Ability through English Literature
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- Intercultural and Interlingual Communication, leaner's ability and Literature
This article emphasizes the fundamental role of English Literature in enhancing intercultural and interlingual communication of EFL learners'ability. Language and culture are bound together which can not be separated when people interact and communicate each other. Language is vital factor in interaction especially in globalization era where people from different country and culture communicate each other. Thus learning language means learning cuture. Besides, curriculumn 2013 for Indonesian's school requires the teacher to develop the learners'ability in using Engish for International communication. However it can be troublesome for EFL learners who have no prior experience of culture learning in foreign language classroom. They tend to consider intercultural and interlingual communication just simply use English conversation without paying attention to cultural differences. The best material that can help teachers to develop the learners' ability is English Literature. It is authentic material and full of language used in different social-context that can not be found in the text book. The material provides the components of language that can be applied in four skills. Furthermore the literary works reflect the daily life of people in particular culture. Through literary works indirectly they are able to enhance their knowledge about society in a certain culture as well as to develop their own characters. Thus this article is going to discuss in what way English literature help the teachers and the learners develop their ability in intercultural and interlingual communication
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TY - CONF AU - Kurnia NINGSIH PY - 2017/05 DA - 2017/05 TI - Enhancing Intercultural and Interlingual Communication of EFL Learners' Ability through English Literature BT - Proceedings of the Fifth International Seminar on English Language and Teaching (ISELT 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 168 EP - 172 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iselt-17.2017.30 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iselt-17.2017.30 ID - NINGSIH2017/05 ER -