The school where I am working has asked me to introduce the subject of English Literature to 3rd year senior school students and to move on to working on some Shakespeare or Dickens. Bearing in mind that they are just about pre-intermediate level I have no idea where to start. I studied some English Lit back at school but don't feel that qualifies me to teach it. Can anyone provide any links or help regarding the basics of literature i.e. what are the genres, styles, and ideas that I can use to get the students talking?