The emergence and the development of foreign language learning-teaching have clearly a deep history. From past to present, all the politic, economic, social and cultural events played an important role in the process of foreign language teaching. During this process, several new methods have been emerged and they have been used in foreign languae teaching. The teaching of a foreign language had a different goal in each period of methods. To reach this goal, each method has used different type of documents. One of these documents is the literary text. When observed tehese methods, we see that most of the methods used literary texts in french language teaching. The use of litearay texts in foreign language teaching is a concequence of the new tendencies in the field of language teaching. In this study, we talked about the place of literary texts in the methods of FFL and examined their function and purpose in the methods. Then we tried to analyze the use of literary texts in language class. As a result it is possible to say that the literay text has an important place as a teaching material in foreign language teaching.
french foreign language, method, teaching, literary text.