ERIC Number: ED205013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
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Drama in Language Teaching.
This book presents a view of the place of drama in foreign language teaching with the intent that student motivation for learning a foreign language can be activated through the use of a number of activities grouped under the heading of "drama." Drama here is defined as any activity which asks the student to portray self or another person in an imaginary situation. The first part of the book on theory deals with oral communication, the nature of drama, drama in the language classroom, and integrating drama into the lesson. The second part of the book, a practical application of the theory, provides explanations, exercises and procedures, examples of different kinds of dramatic activities, ideas on using and interpreting texts, and suggestions for using the course book as source for dramatic activities. The text is illustrated with photographs, cartoons, and reproductions of pertinent documents. There are many lists of sources for further reading as well as a biblography. (AMH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Creative Dramatics, Drama, Dramatic Play, Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Second Language Instruction, Self Expression, Skits, Speech Communication, Student Motivation, Teaching Methods
Longman, Inc., 19 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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