A Journal of Teaching English Language and Literature

ISSN Print : 2229-6557, Online: 2394-9244

Using Hijan Hirao to Develop English Language Skills and to Understand Culture

Rosy Yumnam


Research in the field of second language teaching and learning suggests that the use of literature as a teaching material in the classroom can extensively contribute to acquiring and learning the target language. The study explores the theoretical approaches of the Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) for the development of the English skills in the language classroom. The study further aims to examine the possibilities of using Hijan Hirao as the main teaching material to teach the English language skills of listening and writing and to understand culture. Hijan Hirao is a long narrative poem which is sung on the concluding day of the Lai Haraoba festival of Manipur.

Keywords: Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), culture in classroom, Hijan Hirao, English Language Teaching

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