Drama & Language Learning

A language classroom doesn’t have to look like a classroom!  It can be turned into a restaurant, a supermarket, a cinema, a doctor’s surgery – the possibilities are endless.  With the aid of props, drama activities can introduce a whole world of ways in which to explore language in a holistic, interactive way. The student gets the opportunity to use language in situations that closely mirror the ‘real world’, where, after all, no-one just reads off a script or out of a book!

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Using drama activities in the classroom, whether in pairs or groups, not only develops confidence in speaking the language, but also helps to overcome culture barriers and trains in the use of non-verbal communication such as body-language.  General communication and interpersonal skills, such as teamwork and negotiation are enhanced- all valuable skills that are highly prized by potential employers!