Using Eliot’s Short Story Eeldrop and Appleplex to Improve EFL Learners' Communication Abilities and Literary Understanding

Minoo Alemi


Literary texts have the potential to be used to enhance EFL learners' language proficiency. To manifest the use of literary texts, the researcher investigated how Eliot's short story, entitled Eeldrop and Appleplex, could be used to engage EFL learners in communication activities. The lesson plan to achieve this goal includes: (a) stimulating learners' interests to Eliot's work as one of the founders of the modernist movement in English poetry; (b) enhancing learners' knowledge of English vocabulary and grammar; and (c) exposing learners to both American and British English.

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