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Description of Individual Course Units

Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of CourseYearSemesterECTS
İNE608 English Poetry And Language Teaching 927001 1 1 7
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
This course aims at discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using poetry in ELT courses, at teaching the significant poets of modern English and American literature and how to teach poetry.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Zerrin EREN
Learning Outcomes
  1. will learn how to teach poetry
  2. will learn the analysis of poetry
  3. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of using poetry in Elt
  4. Learn how to choose the poems to be used in ELT
  5. will learn outstanding poets of the contemporary English and American poetry
  6. will develop critical thinking
Mode of Delivery
Formal Education
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
The students are expected to observe the syllabus,to read the poems in the syllabus before the class meeting and to participate in class discussions
Recommended or Required Reading
1- Brumfit, C., Carter, R. (Eds.) 1986/2000. Literature and Language Teaching,Oxford:OUP,2- Cubukcu, F. (2010). "Creative Thinking and Poetry in ELT Classes". International Conference on New Trends in Education and Their Implications. 786-791.3- Khansir, A. A. (2012) "Teaching Poetry in the ELT Classroom". International review of social sciences and humanities, 3 (1), 241-2451-Vernon Scannell-“Growing Pain”2-Roger McGough-“First day at School”3-Allan Ahlberg, “Please Mrs. Butler”, 4-Carol Ann Dufy- “In Mrs Tilscher’s Class”5-Roald Dahl, “The Dentist and Crocodile” 6-May Swenson-“Southbound on the Freeway”7-Rudyard Kipling –“If”8-Robert Frost- “The Road Not Taken”9-R. S. Thomas- “Sorry”4- Pushpa, V K, Seyed Y S (2014). "Teaching Poetry in Autonomous ELT Classes". Procedia, 1919-1925. doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.03.6235- Sedgwick, F. (2003). Teaching Poetry, Continuum
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Course Contents
The advantages and disadvantages of using poetry in ELT; how to teach and analyze poetry; significant features of various periods and poets.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory
1.The advantages and disadvantages of using poetry in ELT
2.How to analyze and teach poetry
3.Vernon Scannell-“Growing Pain”
4.Roger McGough-“First day at School”
5.Allan Ahlberg, “Please Mrs. Butler”, Carol Ann Dufy- “In Mrs Tilscher’s Class”
6. Roald Dahl, “The Dentist and Crocodile”
7.May Swenson-“Southbound on the Freeway”
8.Rudyard Kipling –“If”
10.Robert Frost- “The Road Not Taken”
11.R. S. Thomas- “Sorry”
12.Robert Graves- “A Slice of Wedding Cake”
13. Philip Larkin “Ignorance”
14.Ted Hughes- “Wind”
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Midterm Examination1100
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight (%)
Final Examination1100
Term (or Year) Learning Activities40
End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesQuantityTime(hours)Total Workload(hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures13113
Criticising Paper166
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11010