Language Through Literature : Benefits of Using Literature for Foreign Language Acquisition, with Practical Suggestions for the English Language Classroom in Dutch Secondary Education
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This thesis researches the place literature has occupied within Dutch foreign language education from the 19th century to the educational changes of the 1990s. As the 1990s witnessed a growing split between language and literature education, this thesis researches benefits of using foreign language literature for foreign language education. Finally, practical exercises are proposed in which foreign language literature and foreign language education are combined.