Drama Techniques in Language Learning: Maley, Alan & Alan Duff, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, , pp., £ /$ Author links open. New Zealand novelist and screenwriter Alan Duff is the founder of the Alan Duff Foundation and the Books in Homes program. His novel, Once Were Warriors. Drama Techniques: A Resource Book of Communication Activities for Language Teachers. Front Cover · Alan Maley, Alan Duff. Cambridge University Press.
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If we compare them to similar types of exercises that are well known in the United States, they seem to durf more in common with Moscowitz’s Caring and Sharing activities than with John Rassias’ brand of drama, which is central to the “Dartmouth Model.
In the remarks provided for individual activities, key terms such as “making contact,” “developing confidence,” “accuracy of observation,” and “recreating the world through fantasy” appear repeatedly. Dufd Mountain Review of Language and Literature. These involve the whole personality of the learner and provide real reasons for expressing feelings and opinions. In all, more than one hundred pages have been added to the book.
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A few of the activities are overtly oriented to language development, such as 1. Drama techniques in language learning: On the positive side, Lappin offers a service to the literal-minded translators as an intermediary between aln original and the verse-rhymed versions some of which are, admittedly, quite literary and distant from the mmaleyit is a question of the literal meaning versus an aesthetic one, and it evolves finally into an individual choice.
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Given the current communicative movement in language teaching, one would expect objectives to be stated in terms of functions or aspects of language development, yet these goals seem to be peripheral. Any instructor who stresses language use and proficiency development will find enough ideas to keep students involved throughout the course, by selecting and altering activities to fit well thought out purposes.
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It is assumed that language acquisition is one of the desired outcomes of incorporating emotional and techniquse involvement in language study — and this assumption is supported, ofcourse, by research, as reviewed by Earl Stevick in his Memory, Meaningand Method Describe the connection issue.
Drama Techniques in Language Learning: The techniques require no special training and can easily be introduced into normal course work. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Skip to search Skip to main content.
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Nielsen Book Data Publisher’s Summary Drama Techniques in Language Learning offers a large selection of techniques for use at all levels which focus learners’ attention on communicative tasks or activities. Cambridge University Press, Even for language teachers familiar with the first edition, it may be difficult to see the relationship between many of the activities, especially the Introductory exercises, and “drama,” in that they do not necessarily involve plot, conflict, dialogue, or dramatic action.
Responsibility Alan Maley and Alan Duff. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. This second edition of a very popular book of activities for the foreign language classroom has been greatly expanded to include four new categories of exercises: Physical description vi, p.
For example, exercise 1. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. The activities described in this handbook are truly intriguing, providing plenty of stimulating ideas for involving students in interaction that should motivate them and hold their attention. Introductory exercises to prepare students for dramatic interactionCreation and Invention activities, Word-play, and Problem-solving. While some seem to be based on well known classroom techniques e.
Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers. Publication date ISBN pbk. Again, Lappin remains on the physical level in his rendition. Browse related items Start at call number: