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Poetry in foreign language teaching. Aspects of a major challenge

Cariboni Killander, Carla LU (2011) International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 2011 p.18-26
Abstract
Debating the role of literature, and poetry in particular, in foreign language teaching (FLT), many

scholars underscore the enormous potential represented by literature when it comes to developing the

students’ critical thinking, analytical skills, ability to understand other cultures and emphatic attitude.

Nevertheless, poetry represents a challenge within foreign language teaching. Focusing on my

personal experience of teaching Italian at Lund University, Sweden, where XXth century poetry is

included in the literature course at the undergraduate level (7,5 ECTS credits), I will first discuss what

difficulties students encounter when faced with the task of reading poetry. I’ll then... (More)
Debating the role of literature, and poetry in particular, in foreign language teaching (FLT), many

scholars underscore the enormous potential represented by literature when it comes to developing the

students’ critical thinking, analytical skills, ability to understand other cultures and emphatic attitude.

Nevertheless, poetry represents a challenge within foreign language teaching. Focusing on my

personal experience of teaching Italian at Lund University, Sweden, where XXth century poetry is

included in the literature course at the undergraduate level (7,5 ECTS credits), I will first discuss what

difficulties students encounter when faced with the task of reading poetry. I’ll then provide an example

of a lecture in early XXth century Italian poetry from D’Annunzio to Hermeticism to show some

methods that can be used to facilitate the students’ comprehension and how their motivation can be

increased. (Less)
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Literature in foreign language teaching, poetry in foreign language teaching, XXth century Italian poetry.
host publication
Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Madrid, 14-16 november 2011
pages
9 pages
conference name
International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 2011
conference location
Madrid, Spain
conference dates
2011-11-14 - 2011-11-16
ISBN
978-84-615-3324-4
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English
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yes
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  abstract     = {Debating the role of literature, and poetry in particular, in foreign language teaching (FLT), many<br/><br>
scholars underscore the enormous potential represented by literature when it comes to developing the<br/><br>
students’ critical thinking, analytical skills, ability to understand other cultures and emphatic attitude.<br/><br>
Nevertheless, poetry represents a challenge within foreign language teaching. Focusing on my<br/><br>
personal experience of teaching Italian at Lund University, Sweden, where XXth century poetry is<br/><br>
included in the literature course at the undergraduate level (7,5 ECTS credits), I will first discuss what<br/><br>
difficulties students encounter when faced with the task of reading poetry. I’ll then provide an example<br/><br>
of a lecture in early XXth century Italian poetry from D’Annunzio to Hermeticism to show some<br/><br>
methods that can be used to facilitate the students’ comprehension and how their motivation can be<br/><br>
increased.},
  author       = {Cariboni Killander, Carla},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI), Madrid, 14-16 november 2011},
  isbn         = {978-84-615-3324-4},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {18--26},
  title        = {Poetry in foreign language teaching. Aspects of a major challenge},
  url          = {https://lup.lub.lu.se/search/files/6200107/2278653.pdf},
  year         = {2011},
}