Poetry in EFL Teaching: Perspective of the Students based on Gender

Speaker:Eunice Barbara C. Novio, Nancy Catane| Location:Room 20| Date:August 12, 2016| Time:3:30-4:00

Abstract

Due to limited skills of the teachers and seemingly uninterested students EFL classrooms, the teaching methods are focused on grammar and exercises that are thought to be useful in everyday communication. However, it is found out that poetry can be an important part of EFL to improve the vocabulary and English of the learners. Since poetry is not yet done to assess the language acquisition and learning, this study focuses on the students’ perspective on poetry based on their gender. Specifically the study sought to answer the following problems: How do the students interpret the poems based on their genders? Does poetry interpretation help them developed their skills in terms of vocabulary and comprehension and interpreting imageries into words? How does poetry improve the comprehension skills of EFL learners regardless of genders? The study utilizes descriptive method of research.  The study is descriptive because it assessed the perspective of the students on poetry based on their genders. A survey form which is the Likert Scale wherein the respondents will select their answer from the five (5) options given where five (5) is the highest. Integrating poetry in EFL learning is also crucial on the learning process of the students based on their genders. Therefore, teachers must analyze first the poems that would be used as an introduction to other literary pieces. Key words: EFL, gender, literature, poetry, poems

Biography

(209) Eunice Barbara C. NovioEunice Barbara C. Novio is from the Philippines and presently a lecturer at Vongchavalitkul University at Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand. She has numerous publications on gender, motherhood, sisterhood and teaching strategies. She is also published a collection of poetry entitled Maps of Dreams and Memories. She is a US Correspondent of Inquirer.net. Her poems also appeared in several anthologies. She graduated Masters in Women and Development at the University of the Philippines.

(209) Nancy CataneNancy Catane is also from the Philippines and has been an English Lecturer at Naresuan University in Phitsanulok for more than 10 years.

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