Presents practical advice on how to use drama in the ELT classroom to promote language acquisition; to improve coursebook presentation; to teach spoken communication skills; and more. This work offers original ideas and realistic guidelines for setting up a drama project outside the classroom, from initial improvisations to final performance.
The author and series editor; Foreword; Preface; Introduction; SECTION ONE: DRAMA IN THE ELT CLASSROOM; 1. 'Edging in'; Sets out the essential components of a lesson using drama; 2. Drama games; Contains 40 short games, both verbal and non-verbal, to prepare for, to revise, or to reinforce taught material; 3. Improving coursebook presentation through drama; Examines the ways in which dialogues, role plays, and simulations are commonly presented, and considers how drama can be used to improve the teaching of these and other techniques. Sample lessons are included; 4. Drama in the teaching of pronunciation; Considers how the techniques used by actors to prepare their voices for the stage can be transferred to the language-teaching classroom; 5. Using drama to teach spoken communication skills; Looks at the use of drama in dramatized playreadings, improvisations, role plays and video-discussion lessons. It includes a number of scenes from the works of such well-known playwrights as Woody Allen and Peter Shaffer; 6. Drama in the teaching of literature; Focuses on drama in the teaching of literature; SECTION TWO: THE DRAMA PROJECT; The three chapters of Section Two concern the drama project. They assess its place and value in language teaching, and offer practical advice on setting up a project, and the management of rehearsals; 7. The place of the drama project in language teaching; 8. General criteria for setting up a drama project; 9. Rehearsals and performance ; Bibliography
Drama by Charlyn Wessels
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