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Understanding culture through poetry: A task-based project using multimedia and online video

Abstract

In this paper, I discuss how poetry can be used as a topic of discussion and the basis for a task-based project for university-level students in Taiwan who have had little exposure to American poetry. The use of multimedia and online video as tools in the course of this project is also discussed and attention is likewise given to student feedback on a questionnaire administered online. Students’ critical reflections and subjective analyses of their performances and their feelings toward the project reveal positive results, allowing me to conclude that the integration of poetry into language-teaching work, if delivered effectively, can hone students’ analytical skills, giving them a different perspective in looking at their own culture and the society that they live in.

Citation

Cruz-Yeh, A. d. (2005). Understanding culture through poetry: A task-based project using multimedia and online video. The JALT CALL Journal, 1(2), 87-95. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v1n2.13

DOI

https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v1n2.13