ERIC Number: ED416707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Communicating through Poetry in an ESL Classroom.
Texas Papers in Foreign Language Education, v2 n1 Spr 1995
The use of poetry in the second language class is explored as a means of gentle, non-threatening communication. Techniques for using poetry to teach intonation, using adjectives, verbs, pronunciation, and syntax, as well as for offering the student another means of expressing feelings, are explored. Sample poems and lessons are discussed, and several additional exercises are appended. Most of the poetry used was written by the teacher and students. Contains eight references. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Instructional Materials, Intonation, Language Patterns, Language Research, Language Usage, Media Selection, Poetry, Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Student Developed Materials, Syntax, Teacher Developed Materials, Verbs
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For related document, see FL 025 200.