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Teaching Shakespeare to ESL Students

The Study of Language Arts in Four Major Plays

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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

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

  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

About the authors

Ms. Miriam Lau Leung-che is a lecturer at Hong Kong Community College, Polytechnic University, where she teaches academic English. She has published papers in Shakespeare Review and Nordlit, and she is currently doing her doctoral studies at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. 

Dr. Anna Tso is associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Open University of Hong Kong, where she heads the Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics, leads the English Cultural Literacy team, and directs the Digital Humanities Research Centre. She is currently awarded a government research grant for improving university students' academic writing at the Open University of Hong Kong.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Teaching Shakespeare to ESL Students
  • Book Subtitle The Study of Language Arts in Four Major Plays
  • Authors Leung Che Miriam Lau
    Wing Bo Anna Tso
  • 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 Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-0580-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9200-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-0582-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXII, 149
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Language and Literature
    Literacy
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