TEACHING ENGLISH THROUGH LITERATURE (USING SHORT STORIES TO DEVELOP INTEGRATED SKILLS OF EFL STUDENTS IN INDONESIA)

Santri E. P. Djahimo, Nusa Cendana University, Kupang-NTT, Indonesia, ID CLEaR2017-401;      Abstract: Short story is classified as a type of literary work that can be used in teaching English. This study has dealt with short story as a genre of literature to be used in teaching English to EFL students in Indonesia. It is a qualitative study aims at revealing the advantages and effectiveness of using literature (short stories) in teaching and developing students’ integrated skills. Taking place in three schools located in three different areas in Indonesia, this study has revealed that using short story is not only useful but also powerful for both EFL teachers and students. This has been proved by the results of observations, interviews with both teachers and students, and the scores of the students’ tests. In short, this paper recommends the use of literature (i.e. short story) in teaching EFL class since it can promote language acquisition which eventually can lead to meaningful and successful language learning.

Keywords: Literature, Short Story, Integrated Skills, EFL Students