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Drama in the EFL Classroom
Transcript of Drama in the EFL Classroom
Drama is also a form of media as it communicates a message to the audience through its audio-visual element Benefits of Using Drama: Goal: In Conclusion Activity Get into 4 groups of 4 students.
Each group will get an ‘acting-task’, which consists of a situation with 4 characters and also 4 different adjectives
You can choose a character and an adjective for the character from the list
Groups will improvise and resolve the situation Theatre, Roleplay, and Mime DRAMA IN THE EFL CLASSROOM According to the National Association for Media Literacy Education, the goal is to "develop the habits of inquiry and skills of expression that they need to be critical thinkers, effective communicators, and active citizens in today's world'' Improves the confidence in language users
Gives context for listening and meaningful language production
Improves upon meaning-making and interpretational skills Lesson Plan Drama as a teaching tool
Incorporating Digital Media
Accomodations and Modifications
Resources Drama as a TBLT: encourages students to be active learners
teachers should employ drama as a goal-oriented task Incorporating Digital Media: Can use digital recorders for reflective assessments
Exploring how different media platforms can affect the overall experience Accomodations and Modification: Make it more vocabulary based (for example, through miming and charades)
Incorporate reading and writing components to satisfy the learning curriculum RESOURCES: By Melyssa Superka, Claire Harder, and Sophie Lai Symbaloo:
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Maley, Alan & Duff, Alan (2005): Drama Techniques. Cambridge
Morgan, Margery (1987): Drama: Plays, the Theatre and Performance. York press: Longman
Young, Pat (1992): Theatre in Search of Social Change: The Significance of Different Theatrical Approaches By Kees P. Epskamp. The Journal of Developing Areas 26.3: 407-408. ICC
Media Literacy Things to keep in mind: