Poetry text in verse in the development of lexical competence in a Portuguese as a foreign language

  • Beatriz Moreira de Oliveira University of Porto
Keywords: poetry text, lexicon, vocabulary, lexical competence, Portuguese as a foreign language

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to reflect on the use of poetry in the process of teaching and learning Portuguese as a foreign language; more specifically, in the development of lexical competence. Our aim is to reveal the potential of poetry with regard to the creation of exercises of lexical expansion, and we specify in which ways the features of poetry may contribute to the development of lexical competence. We analyse the concepts of lexicon, vocabularyand lexical competence, while examining their approach in the Common European Framework of Languages (2011), and we point out several strategies to develop this competence in foreign language class. We present a pedagogical and didactical intervention which took place in the module Lexical Seminar IV at Charles University of Prague, Czech Republic, in the academic year of 2017/2018, and we detail the context and selected methodologies, the didactic proposals applied, as well as the results obtained and the effectiveness of the performed intervention.

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Published
2019-12-23
How to Cite
Moreira de Oliveira, B. (2019). Poetry text in verse in the development of lexical competence in a Portuguese as a foreign language. Verba Hispanica, 27(1), 249-265. https://doi.org/10.4312/vh.27.1.249-265