• assessment;
  • discourse;
  • literacy;
  • literature;
  • pedagogy Language:English

The present investigation explores and presents a theoretical model of instruction—applied literacy in second language education (ALL2E)—and suggests a contemporary view of the roles of grammar and formal evaluation within literature-based second language (L2) classrooms. Essentially, this article addresses the question “How can instruction and discourse in this setting he framed in order to provide opportunities for language learning and cognitive development for its participants?” Research in the area of literature-based L2 classrooms is reviewed before explaining and clarifying the elements involved during traditional text-based talk. ALL2E is clearly defined and differentiated from current approaches within literature-based L2 classrooms.