Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number1.  March 2022                                  Pp. 525-533
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol13no1.34

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Drama-Based Approach in English Language Teaching 

Latéfa Bessadet
Faculty of Literature, Languages and Arts.
Department of English Language and Literature
Dr. Moulay Tahar University- Saida, Algeria
Email: besslatifa_86@yahoo.com

 

Received: 11/21/2021              Accepted: 3/7/2022                Published: 3/24/2022

 

 Abstract:
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.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.24093/awej/vol13no1.34

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Received: 11/21/2021
Accepted: 3/7/2022  
Published: 5/24/2022
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Dr. Latéfa BESSADET is a Senior Lecturer at Dr. Moulay Tahar University of Saida, Algeria. She has taught English at the Department of English Language and Literature since 2012, including teaching literature, culture, and academic writing. Her research areas are modern and post-modern American literature, didactics, and research methodology.