Author(s): Einas Abashar Ahmed Mohammad
This research aims to investigate the challenges of teaching literature as a tool of teaching English to university students and the difficulties that teachers experience. It highlights and discusses the challenges faced by both students and instructors in the universities of Saudi Arabia in general and the University of Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz (college of Arts and Science – Wadi addawasir) in particular. A descriptive approach was used in this study, and the form data collection includes a questionnaire and the students’ responses were analyzed. The results showed that students had negative attitudes towards the subject, one of the reasons might be the below par quality of teaching literature as a tool of teaching English. The teaching practice had negative impacts on the students' experience; apart from the cultural background and the traditional pedagogical atmosphere. A successful process of teaching literature needs pedagogical solutions keeping in mind the interest and the cultural environment of the students.
The findings necessitate remedies and modification of the process of teaching literature.