Soran Mustafa Kurdi1 & Lara Nizam 2
1English Language Teaching Department, Faculty of Education, Tishk International University, Erbil, Iraq
2Independent Researcher, Erbil, Iraq
Abstract: Many experts have emphasized that short story has an important role in learning English as a second language (ESL). The use of short stories in teaching ESL classes has frequently been studied. Many researchers and educators have tried to identify more effective approaches to assist students become more efficient readers. They believe in the usefulness of including literary works into language classes. Literature, in general, and short stories, in specific, have countless advantages for ESL learners when they are taught properly by the ESL teachers. In this review, seventeen studies have meticulously been chosen. They show and discuss the ways literary works and short stories can be utilized in ESL classrooms. Distilling the major findings of the articles, the review concludes that short stories had various advantageous if properly selected and taught.
Keywords: Short Stories, ESL, Reading Comprehension Skill, English Language Teaching
Published: August 9, 2022
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