Using literature to develop students' English language competence a case study of some secondary schools in Sudan
Ibrahim Abdulmaged Abdallah Bakheet
This study aims at confirming that using literature develops students’ language competence in English language. It tries to investigate the usage of different literary works and genres of English literature and the roles these genres play in developing students’ competence. The researcher used the descriptive analytical method. There have been a pre-test and post-rest in which a sample of twenty-five students were tested. In addition, there has been a questionnaire to collect responses of thirty teachers of English language. After the analysis of the tests and the questionnaire, it has been proved that Literature helps develop students reading and writing skills, widens students’ scope, socially and culturally, develops students’ listening and speaking skills. In addition, students who usually engage in discussions, role-play, speaking, writing notes and comments are expected to be competent in English language. In this manner, it is strongly recommended that all the educational institutions in the Republic of Sudan, should apply using literature with its different genres. If so to speak, the result can’t be generalized because it doesn’t represent all teachers in Sudan. Therefore, further studies need to consider different localities of Sudan.