Short Stories in Teaching Foreign Language Skills 
	Nurten Birlik, Middle East Technical University, Turkey
	Deniz Salli-Copur, Middle East Technical University, Turkey

Literary texts have always been an important source of material for ESL/EFL 
classes as they demonstrate a wide range of language use in authentic 
contexts. Particularly short stories are the most widely used literary 
genre in the foreign language classroom, with all levels of proficiency, 
all age groups and in many classroom activities. This paper aims to present 
a few suggestions on how a short story can be adapted in a university level 
intermediate EFL class for three different language focuses: grammar, 
writing and speaking. 

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