This is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart, as someone who practices creative writing as a hobby. Another thing to consider is that poetry offers additional avenues for vocabulary learning. Poets employ a larger repertoire of words than writers of prose.

Either way, it’s something to consider in the EAP classroom.

Many of us spend our time teaching writing for academic purposes, preparing students for high-stakes exams or for admission to a higher level of academic study. We focus on elements of writing that will show students know how to organize a text and develop an argument, how to cite sources and indicate a stance on […]

Creative Writing in a Second Language — TESOL Blog