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Teaching Shakespeare to ESL Students

The Study of Language Arts in Four Major Plays

Authors: Lau, Leung Che Miriam, Tso, Wing Bo Anna

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  • Provides a preface on 'Shakespeare and the teaching of language' by Prof. Michael Dobson, Director of the Shakespeare Institute, The University of Birmingham, UK
  • Gives an introduction on "Chinese and Hong Kong Shakespeare by Dr. Otto Heim, School of English, The University of Hong Kong
  • Includes an overview of Shakespeare's life, times and work
  • Covers teaching ideas and learning materials excerpted from a drama education project commissioned by Hong Kong Polytechnic University’s CPCE Fund
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This is a teacher’s resource book tailor-made for EFL teachers who want to bring Shakespeare into their classes. It includes forty innovative lesson plans with ready-to-use worksheets, hands-on games and student-oriented activities that help EFL learners achieve higher levels of English proficiency and cultural sensitivity. By introducing the plots, characters, and language arts employed in Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Merchant of Venice, the book conveys English grammatical rules and aspects like a walk in the garden; complicated rhetorical features such as stress, meter, rhyme, homonymy, irony, simile, metaphor, euphemism, parallelism, unusual word order, etc. are taught through meaning-driven games and exercises. Besides developing EFL learners’ English language skills, it also includes practical extended tasks that enhance higher-order thinking skills, encouraging reflection on the central themes in Shakespeare’s plays.

About the authors

Ms. Miriam Lau Leung-che is a lecturer at Hong Kong Community College, Polytechnic University, where she teaches academic English. She has published papers in Shakespeare Review and Nordlit, and she is currently doing her doctoral studies at the Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham. 
Dr. Anna Tso is associate professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Open University of Hong Kong, where she heads the Master of Arts in Applied English Linguistics, leads the English Cultural Literacy team, and directs the Digital Humanities Research Centre. She is currently awarded a government research grant for improving university students' academic writing at the Open University of Hong Kong.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)
  • Lesson 1: “Is It Your Will to Make a Stale of Me Amongst These Mates?” (Act 1, Scene 1)

    Pages 3-4

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  • Lesson 2: “Have I Not in My Time Heard Lion Roar?” (Act 1, Scene 2)

    Pages 5-7

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  • Lesson 3: “If You Strike Me, You Are No Gentleman” (Act 2, Scene 1)

    Pages 9-11

    Lau, Leung Che Miriam (et al.)

  • Lesson 4: Words Invented by Shakespeare (Act 3, Scene 1 and more)

    Pages 13-14

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  • Lesson 5: “I Told You, I, He Was a Frantic Fool” (Act 3, Scene 2 and more)

    Pages 15-16

    Lau, Leung Che Miriam (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Shakespeare to ESL Students
Book Subtitle
The Study of Language Arts in Four Major Plays
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0582-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0582-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0580-0
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9200-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 149
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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