ERIC Number: ED040624
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Poems in Early Foreign Language Instruction. ERIC Focus Reports on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Number 15.
Mathieu, G. Bording
This report studies the potential function of poetry as a literary genre to be used in language instruction. Strategies and tactics which are designed to develop the four basic skills, advanced as fundamental objectives of audiolingual programs, are delineated through a section on guidelines for teaching language through literature. The author examines three phases of classwork which involve study of the poem's surface, inner, and personal meaning. Poetry selection, methodology, and the use of the target language are discussed. Special emphasis is given to the need to adopt a Socratic method for the study of poetry. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Colleges, Instructional Improvement, Language Instruction, Literature, Modern Languages, Poetry, Questioning Techniques, Second Language Learning, Secondary Schools, Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, New York, NY.; Modern Language Association of America, New York, NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.