Creating Performance Art through Local Literatures: A Vivid Contribution of Literature Role in English Language Teaching

Inderawati, Rita (2010) Creating Performance Art through Local Literatures: A Vivid Contribution of Literature Role in English Language Teaching. The 3rd Conaplin.

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    Literature has been assumed as a subject of recitation, enjoyment and having no contribution to language skills enrichment. It became less popular when language teaching and learning started to focus on the functional use of language. However, the role of literature in English language teaching (ELT) classroom has been re-assessed and many now view literary texts as providing rich linguistic input. Many experts insist that literature is beneficial in ELT; previous studies have also revealed that literature is usable in the classrooms for a number of reasons. Learners can make use of literary texts to lead them to display performances of plays. The texts provide opportunities for multi-sensorial classroom experiences and can appeal to the learners with different learning styles. They also offer a rich source of linguistic input and can help learners practice the four skills. This research-based paper highlights South Sumatra local literatures, i.e. The Legend of Kemaro Island and The Bitter Tongue (English Version) which were performed and video-recorded. The performance art was created by collaborating visual and non-visual responses after reading these local literature's developed through a recent research and development (R&D) method. The findings were the learners were able to: 1) do a monologue, 2) discuss the content by responding non-visually, 3) create a tableau, 4) discuss the tableau, and 5) create a socio gram in the tableau. This performance art creativity vividly contributes to develop learners’ language skills as well as personality.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: local literature, performance art, visual and non-visual response, literature role, ELT
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Teacher Training and Science Education > Department of Language and Arts Education > English Language Education
    Depositing User: Sujianto Sujianto
    Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2013 21:57
    Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 21:57

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