An Approach to Education - Second Language Acquisition and Literature-Students’ Standpoint and Issues

Authors

  • Seniha Krasniqi Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Philology, University of Prishtina, Rr. "George Bush", Nr.31, 10 000, Pristina, Kosovo
  • Atdhe Hykolli Department of Albanian Language and Literature, Faculty of Education, University of Prishtina, Rr. "George Bush", Nr.31, 10 000, Pristina, Kosovo

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0032

Keywords:

second language acquisition, literary works, students’ approach

Abstract

Education, as a learning process which helps in the capacity building of an individual, a nation, a country, and finally a world, is one of the main subjects of studies. As a division of education, a considerable number of studies have been conducted on the issue of second language learning. Recently, second language acquisition through literature has ratcheted up, which instigated this study to explore the situation at the University of Prishtina as a main public university in the Republic of Kosovo. The study examines first-year students’ approach and motivation regarding second language acquisition through literary works. The questionnaires submitted to the students provided necessary data which was analysed with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences for the numeric data, as well as incorporated qualitative method with a descriptive approach for the analysis of open questions. The results identified that the respondents are opened to this method of second language learning even though not accustomed to it in their thus far education. Analysis likewise revealed their hesitance concerning the uncertainty that this new approach would bring and confusion on the path they should take when given literary material. The results are planned to be used as grounds in drafting new syllabuses for foreign language learning, precisely including literary works as language learning material either as primary or additional literature.

 

Received: 26 December 2020 / Accepted: 27 January 2021 / Published: 5 March 2021

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Published

2021-03-05

How to Cite

Krasniqi, S. ., & Hykolli, A. . (2021). An Approach to Education - Second Language Acquisition and Literature-Students’ Standpoint and Issues. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(2), 85. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0032

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