As an English major, I enjoy teaching literature and drama in the classroom. This being said, this kind of content is often challenging to learn from for non-native speakers. Nonetheless, poetry is a great way to include creative and artistic content into the ESL classroom and can be used for a wide range of English levels. Due to the variety of structures, themes, and vocabulary, poetry is a great tool to enhance a multitude of ESL lessons and topics.
About the Author: Kyle Dore taught English in South Korea for over 3 years. He is now teaching English in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Kyle graduated from OnTESOL’s 120-hour Advanced TESOL certificate program.