THEATRE AS A MOTIVATING TOOL TO TEACH ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Foreign language acquisition is facilitated by students finding the experience enjoyable and stimulating. Language teachers thereby constantly seek to foster an appropriate environment for the comprehensive development of the four skills through activities or exercises that involve encouragement. Theatre can play this role, since it is an educational genre that has been employed for the teaching of languages since the development of the Communicative Approach.
The purpose of this paper is, first, to highlight the benefits and challenges of using theatre techniques to teach English as a foreign language through reference to a real-life pedagogical model designed to increase motivation and thereby optimize results: the implementation of a dramatic task with students from the Faculty of Education (University of Valencia). In the second part, the effectiveness of using theatre as a teaching tool in the classroom to improve the vocabulary and pronunciation of English as a FL will be examined. Finally, the results obtained will be discussed with special emphasis on these linguistic competences.

Referent/in - Presenter/s

Betlem Soler Pardo (University of Valencia, Spain)

Zeit / Time

  • Freitag / Friday, 01.03.2019
  • 10:30 - 11:00  & 16:00 - 16:30 (presenter available for questions)
  • the poster itself is accessible throughout the conference

Raum / Room

Bereich Kaffeestände

coffee break area

Sprache / Language

Englisch / English