The primary purpose of this case study is to present how storybooks can be used parallel to a coursebook in the classroom to create a supportive and motivating learning environment. In particular, it illustrates the way storybooks function as a „learning tool‟ for a group of fifteen eight to ten year old students in a private foreign language school. The use of stories is supported by theories concerning first and second language acquisition, but also justified by further benefits they bring to foreign language learners if they are chosen appropriately and exploited adequately in the classroom. The case study will try to demonstrate whether storytelling can promote language acquisition unforcefully or not. It concludes with the suggestion of integrating stories into a school‟s syllabus design after more thorough research.
Barbara Tzimorota. (2020). Supplementing a coursebook with stories for a group of b junior learners in a private foreign language school in Greece. Issues of Applied Linguistics, 38, 7-24.