AN INVESTIGATION OF THE PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH TEACHING ENGLISH LANGUAGE USING LITERARY TEXTS IN SELECTED SCHOOLS IN MAKURDI METROPOLIS OF BENUE STATE, NIGERIA

Olutoyin Olukunle, Ahembe A. Ukule

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This paper examined the problems associated with teaching English Language using Literature texts in Makurdi Metropolis of Benue State, Nigeria. Data was collected using a structured questionnaire. Data was analyzed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Three research questions were asked and 2 hypotheses formulated. Population for the study comprised of all teachers of Literature and English Language in Secondary Schools in Makurdi metropolis. Findings of the study revealed that Literature has great impact on the study of English Language, but that there are problems that hinder the full realization of the study of language through literature (P = 0.10 < 1.66). The study concluded that the problems can be surmounted. It was recommended that language teachers should attend training, workshops, and seminars, in order to up-grade their knowledge of language teaching through the use of literary texts. 

 

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English language teaching, literary texts, secondary schools

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