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Using Drama In ELT Classroom

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Merve Lüy

on 6 May 2015

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Transcript of Using Drama In ELT Classroom

What is drama?
Drama is a form of art which a high degree of thinking, feeling and moving is involved and subsequently aids in the development of skills for all other learning within and outside of schools
Using Drama In ELT Classroom
Where does drama fit into language teaching?

Drama is not a new theory of language but more like a technique which can be used to develop certain lang skills such as correct pronunciation,rhytym,intonation and etc.

Why should we use drama in language classroom?

Because it provides direct experience. Students tend to remember something they experience or see more than something they read.

Warm up Activity
What is Drama?
Where does drama fit into language teaching?
Why should we use drama in language classroom?
What is warm up activities?
Why should we use warm up activities?

Advantages & Disadvantages of Using Drama activities in classroom
Warm up Activity
Emotion Salad
Warm ups
What is warm up activities?

Activities used for energizing the students, and getting their minds and bodies ready for performance.

Warm up activities are really important because it is a key feature of a performace-based class.

Why should we use it?

a-) warming up the body to enable students to use a good range of movement

b-) warming up the voice so students are ready to use the full range of pitch

c-) warming up the mind so they can think faster if they need to improvise.

Dubbing the Video
Watch the video without sound.
Try to guess their lines in your group
8 Things song
Sketch Activity
Read the text and discuss the emotions with your group.

Choose two people in your group to demonstrate the text.
Sketch Activity
Read the text and fill in the gap with your group.

Learners gain confidence to use the language in and outside of the class.
Communication skills are emphasized
It gives a context for listening and meaningful language production, forcing the learners to use their language resources and, thus,  enhancing their linguistic abilities.
It is very useful in teaching literary texts as it helps in analyzing plot, character and style.
It provides situations for reading and writing.
It makes the student-student and student-teacher relationship stronger and breaks down the barriers between so they come closer.
The class is not monotone
It is student centered and students learn inductively
Time consuming
Teacher preparation time is big
Students may not want to participate acting all the time.
Hard to control student since they can have too much fun
It encourages incorrect forms of language as long as the teacher is not encouraged to correct mistakes immediately so as not to discourage students.
Activities may not be suitable to all the class. The activities that succeeded with a group of students may fail with another.
Not suitable for very crowded classrooms since it may get hard to monitor

Thanks for Your Attention
Viktorija Bogomolnikova
Mervenur Lüy
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