Using Drama in English Language Teaching
Miraei Mohammadi, M., & Hamidi, H. (2020)
For the students of foreign/second languages to acquire knowledge about language and cultural competence in the target language, a large variety of methods and approaches have been proposed such as the Sociocultural Theory of Vygotsky. The mentioned theory emphasizes meaningful interaction among individuals as the greatest motivating force in human development and learning. In this study, arguments are made in favor of using drama (play) as one of the most life-like interactive tasks to teaching target languages and cultures. By reviewing important roles of drama in education in general and its benefits in second language learning in particular, the different advantages and misconceptions of using drama in language classes are numerated. Moreover, various techniques of utilizing drama in teaching foreign languages are elaborated on.