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ERIC Number: EJ793119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-1474-0222
Take 2, Act 1. Feeding Two Birds with One Scone! The Role of Role-Playing in Teaching English
Hayati, Majid
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v5 n2 p209-219 2006
As far as the language learning situation is concerned, different methods and techniques have so far been proposed for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). The most recent trend in language learning seems to be the Communicative Approach, as a result of which the students experience feelings of both security and assurance. From among the various techniques suggested in the framework of the Communicative Approach, "problem-solving" and "role-playing" are the most common and entertaining. The focus of the present article, however, is on role-play since I believe it is prior to and more important than problem-solving, in which logical reasoning and processes rather than "performance objectives" are involved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran