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Journal Article

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Gill, Chamkaur (2008). Motivating English-language learners through drama techniques. The Journal of INTI international education group, (Special issue on teaching and learning), 43-51.

Presented at the International Conference on Teaching and Learning 2007.

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© Copyright Chamkaur Gill 2008


The focus of this paper is on the use of drama in English-language learning. It discusses the writer's use of drama techniques in teaching his language-learners at Bond University, Australia. The writer presents the advantages of drama over traditional teaching methodology and discusses the characteristics of learners and teachers involved in the application of such techniques. Throughout the paper, reference is made to the findings and philosophies of researchers and practitioners associated with the use of drama strategies. It concludes with the suggestion that the relevant authorities should recognise drama as an innovative strategy and consider raising its profile.



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