Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number1. March 2022 Pp. 525-533
Drama-Based Approach in English Language Teaching
Faculty of Literature, Languages and Arts.
Department of English Language and Literature
Dr. Moulay Tahar University- Saida, Algeria
Received: 11/21/2021 Accepted: 3/7/2022 Published: 3/24/2022
The present study investigates the benefits of implementing drama techniques in English language teaching. It also focuses on the means and strategies of creating a learner-centered classroom to enhance English as Foreign Language learners’ communication skills. Two dramatic techniques used in the research are exploiting a scripted play and improvisation. Teacher-researcher conducted a qualitative research method through a case study of First-Year Master Students of English Literature and Civilization studying English as a foreign language in Dr. Moulat Tahar University of Saida, Algeria. The present study reveals the positive impact of teaching English through drama on student’s physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development. It sheds light on the method of putting learners in authentic situations to help them discover their hidden creativity and overcome their fears. In addition to promoting their sense of collaboration, including discussion, negotiation, and performance.
Keywords: Drama, exploiting a scripted play, improvisation, learner-centered method, teaching English as a foreign language
Cite as: Bessadet, L. (2022). Drama-Based Approach in English Language Teaching. Arab World English Journal, 13 (1) 525-533.
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