Second Language Learning Through Drama

Author: Joe Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136645829
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Drama is increasingly being recognised as a valuable pedagogy for language learning as it can harness children‘s imaginations and stimulate their desire to communicate. Second Learning Language through Drama draws on current theories of additional and foreign language learning and illustrates through practical case studies how drama can be used to support the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Drawing on the work of an international group of practitioners who are all highly experienced in using drama for the purpose of second language learning, the book clearly explains key drama conventions and strategies and outlines the innovative ways they have been used to create enjoyable and stimulating classroom activities that allow for multiple ways of learning. Throughout the book the emphasis is on making language learning accessible and relevant to children and young people through creative, physically active and playful approaches. The strategies described are all highly flexible and readily adaptable to different teaching contexts. Specific themes include: Using stories and drama to motivate learners at all levels Drama, language learning and identity Assessment opportunities through process drama Issues of language learning and cultural empowerment Digital storytelling Film & drama aesthetics Second Language Learning through Drama will be of great interest to those studying on undergraduate and postgraduate courses and will serve as a highly valuable text to practitioners looking to incorporate the approaches described into their lessons and classroom activities.

Drama Education And Second Language Learning

Author: Joe Winston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134908342
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In recent years the contribution of drama to second language learning has grown internationally as a field of interest to both teachers and researchers. The potential for drama to provide strong social contexts for learning, to provide opportunities for the learner to embody the target language and to motivate students’ desire to communicate have been increasingly recognized as fruitful areas of inquiry. This book provides a brief historical perspective on the development of this interest before presenting a range of examples drawn from recent research projects led by those who are themselves experienced as drama and second language teachers. Drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives and deploying a range of methodological processes, the chapters present evidence as to how and why drama can impact on student learning in a range of classrooms, from the primary school through to undergraduate level. Focusing on issues such as questioning in role, the professional development of second language teachers interested in using drama, and the role of artistry when applying drama as pedagogy for second language learning, they provide an up to date picture of contemporary practices and an acute analysis of both the possibilities and the challenges facing researchers in the field. This book was originally published as a special issue of Research in Drama Education: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance.

Studies And Global Perspectives Of Second Language Teaching And Learning

Author: John W. Schwieter, PhD
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623962129
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This book explores theories and pedagogies in the L2 classroom that have led to an understanding of how nonnative languages are taught and learned. Featuring a diverse set of perspectives from researchers and language educators from around the globe, this book highlights important theoretical and practical underpinnings of the L2 classroom—discussions on what has worked and why. Some examples of these topics include: online and nonverbal communication, peace literacy, learning behaviors, highimpact practices, pragmatic awareness, study abroad, implicit and explicit teaching, motivation, and more. One mission of this book is to appreciate a diverse array of L2 teaching practices with sound theoretical underpinnings and universal implications for L2 classrooms. The chapter contributions are the result of an open call for studies that highlight practical innovative approaches in L2 teaching and learning and expand the avenues of exploration available within their theoretical frameworks. More specifically, the call for proposals sought to gather a diverse set of perspectives from researchers and language educators from various parts of the world in order to provide practical and thoughtprovoking insight on innovative approaches to L2 teaching. As such, the studies in this book all share a common goal that demonstrates the applicability of L2 teaching practices across languages, cultures, and regions. The book is intended to act as a valuable reference for language educators, practitioners, specialists, and anyone studying or wishing to gain an overview of successful teaching practices and learning nuances in the L2 classroom that cross all languages, cultures, and regions.

Language Arts In Asia

Author: Christina DeCoursey
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443836885
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This volume is the first of a series contributing to the academic study of Language Arts, as an English-language teaching paradigm. Language Arts has been widely used in native English-speaking countries including Australia and New Zealand. Its recent adoption into the second-language teaching curriculum in Hong Kong, as well as similar initiatives within secondary and tertiary education in mainland China, enhances its interest to scholars studying second-language teaching and learning in Asian contexts. This book offers many papers and discussions of interest to teachers, language professionals, scholars and administrators. Its chapters explore current topics in Language Arts research including trends in the rapprochment of stylistics and linguistics, teaching approaches and learning outcomes. At the same time, they offer diverse theoretical and methodological aproaches, of interest to the practitioner and policy-maker as well as the researcher. The value of this volume lies particularly in strengthening the theoretical and methodological foundations of Language Arts. The use of literature and the arts in humanist education has a long history within Europe, being traditionally appreciated for its ability to transform leaders, instill finer sensibilities and question social ills. In its postcolonial incarnations, as the traditional subject areas were informed by critical and linguistic theories, language arts subject areas were less often used, as they were understood to offer opportunities to analyse their functions as apology for leaders, coopting the young, and pacifying dissent but less often used to teach second language skills. Language Arts curricula arising since the 1980s have increasingly embraced authentic voices, styles and genres. Contemporary Language Arts curricula use literature to teach reading-based and communication skills, in conjunction with critical and creative thinking. The movement of English-language education beyond native English shores has placed Language Arts into a World Englishes frame, and therefore its curricula have included the teaching ethics, civics and intercultural sensitivity. The explosion of media and digital communications of the 1990s led to the adoption of media literacy as a crucial Language Arts skill. As digital innovations continue to impact the teaching of English, Language Arts has adopted multiliteracies. These developments are represented in the papers included in this volume.

How Drama Activates Learning

Author: Michael Anderson
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441194169
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How Drama Activates Learning: Contemporary Research and Practice draws together leaders in drama education and applied theatre from across the globe, including authors from Europe, North America and Australasia. It explores how learning can be activated when drama pedagogies and philosophies are applied across diverse contexts and for varied purposes. The areas explored include: · history · literacy, oracy and listening · health and human relationships education · science · democracy, social justice and global citizenship education · bullying and conflict management · criticality · digital technologies · additional language learning Drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives, the contributors present case studies of drama and applied theatre work in school and community settings, providing rich descriptions of practice accompanied by detailed analysis underpinned by the theoretical perspectives of key thinkers from both within and beyond the field of drama.

Drama Techniques

Author: Alan Maley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107376246
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The fully revised edition of this 'classic' helps teachers give their learners the tools they need to express themselves through a range of stimulating drama contexts. This completely revised edition of the classic title Drama Techniques provides: *150 ideas for interesting and productive fluency practice *a large selection of drama-based techniques which focus learners' attention on communicative tasks or activities *techniques suitable for all levels *clear instructions for the teacher *advice on how to use the techniques in the classroom

Body And Language

Author: Gerd Bräuer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567506716
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Highlights the bridging character of drama-based language teaching for intercultural learning and introduces the major techniques, methods, strategies, and curricular structures of educational drama and its application in the foreign and second language classroom.

New Technologies In Language Learning

Author: A. Zettersten
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1483295664
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This is the first book to provide a comprehensive survey of the use of new technologies in language learning. In order to explain how new technologies open up possibilities for language learning, numerous practical experiments made with various electronic media are analysed. They include the use of microcomputers, videotex (viewdata), teletext, video and videodiscs. In addition, artificial intelligence, synthetic speech, robots, distance education, language testing as well communicative training and the problem of accuracy and fluency are dealt with.

Successful Reading Strategies For Second Language Learners Theory And Practice

Author: Tarek Elabsy
Publisher: Tarek Elabsy
ISBN: 147871395X
Size: 67.60 MB
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An invaluable reading tool, this amazing new guide is a wonderful addition to any teachers arsenal. Filled with reading activities that are research validated and incredibly inclusive, this educational book is perfect for teachers, even of ELLs. The only book with a comprehensive collection of activities covering the five reading blocks, the guide touches upon phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension with extraordinary expertise and practicality. Crafted with massive amounts of research, diligence, and passion, this is one guide that will universally and effectively help teachers to address all students comprehension needs.This wonderful new teaching tool provides educators with theories and reading strategies necessary for developing students critical thinking skills. Fantastic for helping teachers create a learning environment that can foster successful students, these techniques will ultimately lead down a path of comprehension and learning for students everywhere. Filled with comprehensive information thats practical yet research validated, this priceless guide by Tarek Elabsy is a wonderful tool for readers of all levels.Designed specifically for elementary and middle school teachers, the book provides them with valuable activities to use with students across multiple cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Perfectly applicable toward a diverse range of students, this informative guide works to save teachers untold time and effort with its expansive activities for beginners, intermediate, and even advanced-level readers.Filled with essential reading activities, research-validated theories, and educational reading strategies, this is the perfect tool for helping teachers lead their students on their quest to become proficient readers