This course will focus on various topics regarding the use of short stories in the EFL classroom. Students will be introduced to questions of text selection, “didactic analysis”, analytical and productive methods and lesson planning. All in all, you will be asked to read ten short stories, most of which will be “very short” and presented in class. You will also be asked to devise a lesson plan (including a thorough analysis of teaching issues) with regard to a short story (in team presentations). I will help you with your choice of text, if needed. Texts will be made available in class or on Wordwise.
As a “Staatsexamensvorbereitungsmodul” this course requires active participation, a presentation and, finally, an oral exam in the last week of term. Details will be explained in the first session.