Facilitating English-Language Learning to EF Learners with Poetry

Mariwan N. Hasan, Chnara H. Khidhr


There are many new techniques in teaching English in EFL classes nowadays. Literature in general, and poetry in particular, can be used in teaching English language to EF Learners.  The most efficient one tends to be reading and writing of poetry. While a vast number of scholars think that poetry promotes language acquisition process, they will also believe that poetic concepts and cultural assumptions are usually quite difficult for EF learners to comprehend. Whereas this may be true of poems as a reading activity yet, the practice of poetry in the writing class can offer real and combined ways of language learning which are of personal expressions. Normal structures can give learners an outline for communicating thoughts those which are important to them, without the limitations of linguistic precision. Picture lyrics, pattern poems and haiku, thus offer methods for making English a method for individual expression, imagination and improvement, serving to diminish obstructions in a nonthreatening learning place. Well known song scripts can likewise draw attention to elocution, sound and sentence stream, notwithstanding containing contemporary social critique. This study proposes that a more extensive viewpoint on the use of verse in the language classroom can prompt important and effective language learning and will add taste to the process of learning.


Teaching Poetry, Learning English, Picture Poems, Pattern Poems, Rhythm & Aesthetics of Poetry

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