Teaching Poetry to Second Year (LMD) FL Students at Abou Bakr Belkaid University, Tlemcen

Lahmer Mokhtaria
Journal of Applied Linguistics   unpublished
The field of Poetry teaching involves the investment of a considerable amount of time and efforts. There is a common questioning of whether the actual methodologies involving the multiple models, approaches, and activities are meeting the students" needs if we consider that they are satisfying for the teachers. Therefore, the main objective of this work is to give an idea about the poetry teaching situation and practices within the Foreign Languages department at Abou Bakr Belkaid University in
more » ... Tlemcen. The main results of this study unveiled that poetry teaching suffered from some weaknesses, such as the method and techniques used that did not increase students" interest in this subject, and frustrated teachers as they could not achieve their objectives. Other reasons such as time constraints, students" linguistic weaknesses and lack of knowledge about poetry were also found to contribute to the poetry teaching difficulty. As a consequence, communication and learner centeredness were found to help improve the teaching situation and enhance students" attitudes.