International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 3(1): 12-18

Research Article

Facilitating Language Teaching Through Literature: A study on English Language Teaching in Bangladesh

Sumaya Akter*
Sumaya Akter*

Lecturer (Bengali) Department of English, University of Information Technology and Sciences (UITS), Dhaka, Bangladesh. Email: [email protected]

and Saiful Islam Supta
Saiful Islam Supta

M.A. Student, Department of English Language Teaching, Institute of Modern Language, Jagannath University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Received: 10 March, 2023 || Accepted: 27 March, 2023 || Published: 31 march, 2023



In the present world, English has become a worldwide language. The teaching of English has become a challenge for non-English speaking countries such as Bangladesh.  Various methods have been developed to address this challenge to improve foreign language instruction. In response to this challenge, researchers have come up with various methods for enhancing foreign language teaching. Literature plays a crucial role in shaping the mindset of language teachers and students and helps to develop the students' language consciousness and communication skills. This study evaluates the potential of literature, films, and other resources in language teaching to develop various language skills such as Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing. It also encompasses the specific areas of Vocabulary, Pronunciation, and Grammar. English language is taught in diverse ways at various levels in Bangladesh. The research was carried out using a mixed-method approach in the Sylhet region of Bangladesh, collecting data from students and teachers in three different institutions through questionnaires. Interviews were also conducted with experienced faculty members to gather more information. Upon analyzing the data, some problems were identified and possible solutions were proposed. Based on the results of this study, recommendations were made for improving the teaching of language through literature in the EFL context in Bangladesh.


Keywords:  Language, Literature, Culture, Literary resources, Language Skills, English, Teaching, ELT and EFL.

Copyright information: Copyright © 2023 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

    To cite this article: Akter, S. and Supta, S.I (2023). Facilitating Language Teaching Through Literature: A study on English Language Teaching in Bangladesh. International Journal for Asian Contemporary Research, 3 (1): 12-18  



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