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University of Miskolc
Education paper by Molnár, Erzsébet (all papers)
Teaching Literature and Culture Focusing on the Role of National Values
We live in an intensively globalised world, where the diversity of cultures mix, confront and interact with each other in various fields of life. The national culture is a system of values which connects individuals to their nation. Culture and national identity are closely connected to each other. For Hungarians literature is one of the major components which contributes to the maintenance of our national values and identity. Literature is a great nation-building force that reminds us of our past, our common history both the heroic, glorious events and the sufferings we had to survive. Literature is also a valuable component of second language programs and one of its major functions is to serve as a medium to transmit the culture of the people who speak the same language. It contributes to the holistic development of an individual; is a resource for language learning, manifests valuable language experience; gives students cultural background and emotional content; speaks to the heart and personal experience of the learner; encourages imagination, creativity, personal discovery.
Brief Professional Bio:
MOLNÁR, ERZSÉBET Ph.D is a Senior Lecturer at the University of
Miskolc, Hungary. She received her Ph.D. from Pannon University in
Veszprém, based on a dissertation about the great Transylvanian-Hungarian
Polymath, Sámuel Brassai (1797-1897). She has been working at the Department of English
Linguistic and Literature at the University of Miskolc. Her specialty is language
pedagogy and the main issues of foreign language teaching.