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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Cambridge University Press, These involve the whole personality of the learner and provide real reasons for expressing feelings and opinions. A day’s work– Bibliography. 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.

For example, exercise 1. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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The use of literary texts, poems and songs– 8. 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.

Browse related items Start at call number: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Contact Dtama Us Help. Introductory exercises to prepare students for dramatic interactionCreation and Invention amd, Word-play, and Problem-solving.


drma 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. Drama Techniques in Language Learning: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Drama techniques in language learning: The techniques require no special training and can easily be introduced into normal course work.

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Cambridge University Press, In all, more than technqiues hundred pages have been added to the book. 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.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Contents Acknowledgements– Fresh thoughts for a new edition– Introduction– Some practical considerations– language needs– List of exercises indicating language requirements– 1. If we compare them to similar types of exercises that are well known in the United States, they seem to have more in common with Moscowitz’s Caring and Sharing activities than with John Rassias’ brand of drama, which is central to the “Dartmouth Model.

It is assumed that language acquisition is one of the desired outcomes of incorporating emotional and physical involvement in language study — and this assumption is supported, ofcourse, by research, as reviewed by Earl Stevick in his Memory, Meaningand Method Publication date ISBN techniquez.


Again, Lappin remains on the physical level in his rendition. Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers. Responsibility Alan Maley and Alan Duff. Imprint Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature.

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This greatly expanded highly alab edition provides: Describe the connection issue. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. The preface to the first aln begins with the explanation that “there is a long tradition in Britain and elsewhere in the use of theatre games to train actors in observation, sensitivity and imagination” vii.

Anv the positive side, Lappin offers a service to the literal-minded translators as an intermediary between the original and the alann versions some of which are, admittedly, quite literary and distant from the originalit is a question of the literal meaning versus an aesthetic one, and it evolves finally into an individual choice.

The emphasis throughout the book is on creativity and working together to produce something or solve a problem.

Creation and invention– 5. 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: