Steven Pattison

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Steven Pattison teaches English at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan. His research and teaching interests include L2 reading; pragmatics; and stylistics. He is currently interested in the intersection between stylistics and cultural analysis of literary texts as a medium for language learning and teaching.


Literature in Language Teaching (Re) Imagining literature in language education more

Sat, Jul 9, 10:00-11:30 Asia/Tokyo

The goal of content-based instruction (CBI) is to teach the subject—not the language—with the goal of providing genuine topics that interest and motivate the student beyond what many sterile language textbooks achieve. Literature is a creative product aimed at stimulating interest, so as a CBI subject it perhaps has the greatest potential to engage EFL students. Literature ranges from six-word memoirs, to comic books, to lengthy novels: it's creativity knows no bounds. As literature is a creative product, so too are the methods for using literature in language education. This forum mimics the theme of the conference : (Re) Imagining Language Education. How do you use literature to engage your students? In this LiLT forum, we would like to address this topic. Presenters will share their experiences in how they use literature in their classroom. Integral to the forum's success is audience participation; questions and insights will be solicited and greatly appreciated. Non-members and LiLT members alike are encouraged to attend and enrich our friendly and inclusive forum.

John Maune Sue Fraser Osada Jeremy Redlich Andrew Decker Steven Pattison