ERIC Number: ED282439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Using Drama to Teach Foreign Languages.
Miller, Marsha Lee
A discussion of the use of drama in the foreign language classroom looks at the three common ways it is used: (1) the dramatic teacher, or methods in which the teacher's dramatic behavior involves the students in interesting communicative situations; (2) creative drama, in which activities focus on the students' involvement in spontaneous dramatic enactments stressing both verbal and nonverbal skills; and (3) foreign language theater, using scripts, formal acting, directing, and play production. The review looks at techniques and procedures suggested by specialists in each area and discusses the use of specific language skills, adjustment for age and skill level, and related research. A bibliography is included. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Japan Association of Language Teachers International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning (Seirei Gakuen, Hamamatsu, Japan, November 22-24, 1986). Master's Thesis, The University of Texas at Austin.