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Master Thesis

Prosodie et poésie : vers une meilleure intelligibilité à l'oral

Abstract : Our subject is the importance of rhythm and intonation in spoken communication in English. We will ask why these aspects of language, which we call 'prosody', are particularly difficult for francophone learners, before going on to explore possible teaching solutions. Our research will bring us to poetry as a tool for learning, and to the hypothesis thatthis tool will help our pupils make their speaking more intelligible, expressive and engaging. To test this hypothesis, we will create a sequence of lessons during which pupils will listen to, read, recite and create poetry, in an approach which will lean heavily on music and movement. The aim is to raise our year 11 pupils' awareness of the authentic acoustic features of English and to help them to use some of these features in their own speaking. At the end of the sequence, the performance of an original poem will provide the opportunity to evaluate these skills. In the context of Covid-19, we will have to heavily adapt our sequence, meaning that we will not confirm our hypothesis. However, the limited data we collect will encourage us to pursue our objectives and to continue to develop our teaching methods.
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Samantha Anel. Prosodie et poésie : vers une meilleure intelligibilité à l'oral. Education. 2020. ⟨dumas-03160849⟩



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