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One of the objectives of Glasgow Online is to make our virtual delegates feel that they are actually taking part in the Conference and that is why I am opening this space to comment on sessions that are closely connected with the themes that concern our SIG.

I will be posting here, as far as they are available, direct links to sessions, interviews and videos that have something to do with Literature, Media and Cultural Studies. I hope it makes it easier for you to find material of your interest and I hope you can leave your comments on them. Watch this space!!

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First one: an interview with Amos Paran telling us why literature is relevant for language learners and why we should still teach the classics :)

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Interview with Amos Paran

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Hi Chris & All

Good idea this one of linking us to Interviews focusing on literature and other LMCS related topics! Thanks!

Amos Paran does believe in people's interest in poems and stories in different guises, whether in films or reading, and he emphasises the relevance of using them in teaching contexts. When Nik asked him on whether using classics or modern pieces of literature he is in favour of both, fortunately. Interesting the case he reported on that German research referring to students' interest in Shakespeare. He also reminds us of newspapers containing many literary references.

Using literature in language teaching is the same as spreading further knowledge, culture in addition to language!

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Creative writing was the topic of Alan Maley's talk which was part of our SIG Day Programme last Monday. In this interview he talks about how anyone can become a story and poem writer and also about extensive reading
and the Language Learner Literature Award.

The Awards ceremony happened this Tuesday evening and was preceeded by a reception organised by the Extensive Reading Foundation.

Listen to Alan clicking on the link below

Interview with Alan Maley

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Hi Chris & All

Alan Maley's words here really reinforce his passion on creative writing and he never stops encouraging people to attempt writing... He believes in efficient creativity even at the beginners' level.

Very interesting that technique of a "Metaphor Poem". Learners have to generate the metaphor, and write some lines combining words... e.g. Love/egg , writing something like this..."Love is an egg.../ Be careful you don't drop it!" :)

Extensive Reading -- one of his enthusiasms-- and Language Learner Literature Awards were vividly present in this talk. Beyond evoking John Milne's Life Achievement Award , he has also reminded his Interviewers and listeners of Rober O'Neill (present at the Awards Ceremony...)-- a pioneer of the modern textbooks.

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Hey, Chris. It's a very good idea to create the open resource with all the necessary links! I appreciate greatly what you're doing guys!!!)) BTW, Alan Maley's interview was awesome!
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