Drama: A Neglected Source in Language Teaching to Improve Communication

  •  Mustafa Altun    


Although drama takes several forms such as role-playing, story-telling, dialogues, etc., it is majorly used for the purpose of communication. Drama is an influential language tool to prepare learners how to function appropriately in real life situations. A language learning environment in which dramatic activities are employed to practice the language helps learners produce discourse in realistic conversations. The present paper shows the benefits of drama in language learning. In particular, the paper aims to reveal the contributions of engaging in conversation contents through role-play and simulation activities to the development of communication skills. The great difference between the pre survey and post survey questionnaires indicated that the students demonstrated a move towards the inclusion of drama in language learning and oral skills development.

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  • ISSN(Print): 1923-869X
  • ISSN(Online): 1923-8703
  • Started: 2011
  • Frequency: bimonthly

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