Developing Intercultural Awareness through Poems in EFL Classrooms
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- intercultural awareness, EFL classroom, teaching literature
The use of poems has not been practiced in Indonesian EFL classrooms especially in high school context. Literary materials are generally introduced to students who study English as a foreign language in university level. However, in the context of foreign language teaching, the use of English poems in high school level has potential to support learning and to introduce intercultural awareness to students so that they can situate themselves as learners of foreign language. The method of this research is qualitative design that the data is collected from interview and classroom observation. Meanwhile the whole processes are evaluated through teachers lesson plan. From the research it is found out that the use of poems can be both valuable and challenging. Teachers need to have a good preparation and planning to perform the material and students can gain knowledge from guessing meanings of new words through poems and opening up intercultural understanding that would build up a mutual communication around certain poems in EFL settings.
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TY - CONF AU - Fithriyah Abida AU - Rahayu Kuswardani PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - Developing Intercultural Awareness through Poems in EFL Classrooms BT - Proceedings of Social Sciences, Humanities and Economics Conference (SoSHEC 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 235 EP - 239 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/soshec-17.2018.47 DO - 10.2991/soshec-17.2018.47 ID - Abida2017/10 ER -