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ERIC Number: EJ1014785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
Suggestions for an Effective Drama-Based EFL Course at a Korean University
Reed, Jennifer; Seong, Myeong-Hee
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v17 n2 p91-106 2013
This paper aims to suggest pragmatic instructions for conducting an English course that focuses on speaking and listening skills through using drama as a language teaching activity. Recent research on drama in the ESL/EFL classroom has been about the benefits of drama and methods one can use, but research on techniques, activities, and methodology that is more beneficial in regards to student's improving their language capabilities has been lacking in Korea. For this study, drama approaches and techniques were examined based up on the constructivist methodology in teaching English as a second language and researcher's observation and participants' journals were analyzed. With this research as a premise, a model for a drama course that might effectively enhance student's speaking and listening skills is proposed. The suggested model proposes a blend of approaches and a variety of techniques that have been used globally among the EFL community, focusing on bonding activities for warm-up and team-building, guided activities for creating a scenario and debate and discussion. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics. Department of English, Namseoul University, 21 Maeju-ri, Seonghwan-eup, Cheonan-city, Choongnam, Korea 330-707. Tel: +82-2-3290-1995; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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