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Teaching Shakespeare to ESL Students

The Study of Language Arts in Four Major Plays

  • Leung Che Miriam Lau
  • Wing Bo Anna Tso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. The Taming of the Shrew

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 5-7
    3. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 9-11
    4. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 13-14
    5. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 15-16
    6. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 17-18
    7. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 19-20
    8. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 21-23
    9. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 29-31
  3. The Merchant of Venice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 35-36
    3. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 37-38
    4. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 39-40
    5. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 41-42
    6. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 43-45
    7. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 47-48
    8. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 49-50
    9. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 51-52
    10. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 53-55
    11. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 57-59
  4. Romeo and Juliet

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 63-66
    3. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 67-68
    4. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 69-72
    5. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 73-75
    6. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 77-79
    7. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 81-83
    8. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 85-87
    9. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 89-91
    10. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 93-95
    11. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 97-98
  5. Macbeth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 101-103
    3. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 105-107
    4. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 109-111
    5. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 121-123
    6. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 125-127
    7. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 129-130
    8. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 131-132
    9. Leung Che Miriam Lau, Wing Bo Anna Tso
      Pages 133-135
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 137-149

About this book

Introduction

This is a teacher’s resource book tailor-made for EFL teachers who want to bring Shakespeare into their classes. It includes forty innovative lesson plans with ready-to-use worksheets, hands-on games and student-oriented activities that help EFL learners achieve higher levels of English proficiency and cultural sensitivity. By introducing the plots, characters, and language arts employed in Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice, the book conveys English grammatical rules and aspects like a walk in the garden; complicated rhetorical features such as stress, meter, rhyme, homonymy, irony, simile, metaphor, euphemism, parallelism, unusual word order, etc. are taught through meaning-driven games and exercises. Besides developing EFL learners’ English language skills, it also includes practical extended tasks that enhance higher-order thinking skills, encouraging reflection on the central themes in Shakespeare’s plays.

Keywords

Drama Education English Language Education English Proficiency Innovative Lesson Plans Language Arts Language Skills Ready-to-Use Student-oriented Activities Shakespeare's Plays ESL Students

Authors and affiliations

  • Leung Che Miriam Lau
    • 1
  • Wing Bo Anna Tso
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Language and CommunicationHong Kong Community CollegeHung HomHong Kong
  2. 2.The School of Arts and Social SciencesThe Open University of Hong KongKowloonHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-0582-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0580-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0582-4
  • Buy this book on publisher's site