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ERIC Number: ED168021
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Pages: 104
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Drama Techniques in Language Learning.
Maley, Alan; Duff, Alan
The drama activities in this teaching guide are designed to develop second language learning skills by constructing situations that require the student to concentrate on the meaning and emotional content of language rather than on its structure. In an attempt to involve the whole personality of the learner in the acquisition of language, the handbook stresses the importance of setting or physical environment, the role that the learner is to assume, and consideration of the mood, attitude, feelings, and unspoken assumptions that are part of real conversation. Each of the outlined activities concentrates on developing natural language in one of a variety of situations that include the following: interpreting listening and breathing exercises; sensory experiences; identifying real objects; descriptions of objects, clothing, or unusual objects; playing with letters, verbs, or split sentences; picture sets; conversations in sound; mime sketches; persuasion; describing other conversations; and composing alibis. (MAI)
Cambridge University Press, 32 East 57th Street, New York, New York 10022 ($6.50 paper)
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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