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Au plaisir des mots : la pratique du slam en classe de langue

Abstract : Setting up a slam poetry workshop in a foreign language course provides many benefits. On the one hand, it is a recreational and educational means of learning creative writing as well as diction and pronunciation in a foreign language. On the other hand, the students learn about an artistic practice born in the United States, which, though contemporary, mobilizes traditional poetic elements. Therefore, they are invited to change their mind about this form of writing which they usually reject because they see it as obsolete. Moreover, it also provides benefits with regards to openness to others: at first, the discovery of this new practice leads them to broaden their mind and deepen their cultural horizons. Then, this recreational activity is a good way of raising greater awareness of their mutual difficulties and differences, in order to promote an opening to tolerance and mutual respect. This article aims at giving an account of an experiment which has been taking place for five years up to now. Its purpose is to highlight the educational and cultural advantages of such a workshop as well as to show how it can become a great way of enhancing the students’ motivation for foreign language learning. Last but not least, it will also show how this workshop can help the students to develop a feeling of self-confidence and self-worth.
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Catherine Gendron. Au plaisir des mots : la pratique du slam en classe de langue. E-CRINI - La revue électronique du Centre de Recherche sur les Identités Nationales et l'Interculturalité , Editions du CRINI, 2014, Actes de Colloque international : "Langues en mouvement : didactique des langues et pratiques artistiques" (Language in Motion), Coordonné par Joëlle ADEN et Andy ARLEO. ⟨hal-01330545⟩



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