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Multimedia Integration in English Poetry Teaching

Japanese Association for Language Teaching Annual Meeting,


Concise English Poetry Appreciation and Recitation is an elective course for third year students at Taiwan's Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages. In order to motivate students who are beginners in literature but intermediate learners in English, the teacher presents a variety of poems using multimedia formats, including video, audio books, CD-ROMs, CDs, slides, and a teacher-made Web site, ALELA: Poetry. Multiple intelligences are integrated into this process. Teachers and students use multimedia materials in many ways to teach and learn poetry. The teacher keeps a record of teaching, student work, and poetry resources on the Internet. Students are encouraged to explore various links and choose their favorite poems. They also communicate with other readers via an online discussion board. Data from student feedback indicate that students are positive about the new experience, and they enjoy the ability to explore using multimedia materials, to hear what people read, and to work online. However, students also indicate that they would like more instruction and more time for each task, and they note that some of the process is too slow and too confusing. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)


Lin, A.H.c. (2001). Multimedia Integration in English Poetry Teaching. Presented at Japanese Association for Language Teaching Annual Meeting 2001. Retrieved September 17, 2019 from .

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