© 2015

Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroom

  • Masayuki Teranishi
  • Yoshifumi Saito
  • Katie Wales

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

    1. Masayuki Teranishi, Yoshifumi Saito, Katie Wales
      Pages 1-10
  3. Current Issues and Suggestions for New Approaches

  4. Empirical and Case Studies

About this book


This book examines how literary texts can be incorporated into teaching practices in an EFL classroom. It takes a multi-faceted approach to how English language teaching and learning can best be developed through presentation and exploration of literary texts.


communication English English language first language Japanese Japanisch Language Learning language teaching Literatur second language teaching English

Editors and affiliations

  • Masayuki Teranishi
    • 1
  • Yoshifumi Saito
    • 2
  • Katie Wales
    • 3
  1. 1.University of HyogoJapan
  2. 2.The University of TokyoJapan
  3. 3.University of NottinghamUK

About the editors

Michael Burke, University College Roosevelt, Utrecht University, Netherlands Ronald Carter, University of Nottingham, UK Motoko Fukaya, Tsurumi University, Japan Geoff Hall, University of Nottingham, Ningbo, China Tomohide Ishihara, Aichi University, Japan Yuka Kusanagi, Gunma University, Japan Kyoko Kuze, Ueno Gakuen University, Japan Marina Lambrou, Kingston University, UK Gillian Lazar, Middlesex University, UK Tetsuko Nakamura, Komazawa University, UK Masako Nasu, Okayama University, Japan Takayuki Nishihara, Prefectural University of Hiroshima, Japan Soichiro Oku, Kanto Gakuin University, Japan Akira Ono, Hiroshima University, Japan Aiko Saito, Setsunan University, Japan Yoshifumi Saito, University of Tokyo, Japan Kiyo Sakamoto, Doshisha University and Ryukoku University, Japan Mark D. Sheehan, Hannan University, Japan Hiroko Sugimura, Okayama Prefectural University, Japan Kazuko Takahashi, Meisei University, Japan Masayuki Teranishi, University of Hyogo, Japan Katie Wales, University of Nottingham, UK

Bibliographic information


“This volume more than fulfils its aims, providing valuable insights into and confirming the merits of using literature in EFL contexts. As such, it is an important and relevant contribution to a thriving discipline and thus well worth reading.” (Cliff Kast, Reading in a Foreign Language, Vol. 29 (2), October, 2017)

“Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroom is a volume of articles on the subject of using literature in EFL teaching. … Literature and Language Learning in the EFL Classroom has something for teachers in different teaching contexts and with different pedagogical approaches, providing plenty of inspiration for readers to try out new methods and activities for students of varying levels of language proficiency.” (Scott Bean, JALT Journal, Vol. 39 (1), May, 2017)