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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In addition, the section on the use of literary texts, poems, and songs has grown from one page of general recommendations in the first edition to twenty-four pages of detailed suggestions. 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.

Responsibility Alan Maley and Alan Duff. These involve the whole personality of the learner and provide real reasons for expressing feelings and opinions.

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The preface to the first edition 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. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. 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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Describe the connection issue. This greatly expanded highly successful mqley provides: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Many of the ideas are appropriate for general proficiency development techniquees conversation classes, in that students’ utterances are totally unpredictable e. Introductory exercises to prepare students for dramatic interactionCreation and Invention activities, Word-play, and Problem-solving.

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: Imprint Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: While some seem to be based on well known classroom techniques e.

It is assumed that language acquisition is one of the desired outcomes of incorporating emotional and physical involvement in language study — and this alna is supported, ofcourse, by research, as reviewed by Earl Stevick in his Memory, Meaningand Method The emphasis throughout the book is on creativity and working together to produce something or solve a problem. On the positive side, Lappin offers a service to the literal-minded translators as an intermediary between the original and the verse-rhymed 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.


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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. Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers. Skip to search Skip to akan content. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

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: Publication date ISBN pbk. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Drama techniques in language learning: Again, Lappin remains on the physical level in his rendition. Cambridge University Press, The techniques require no special training and can easily be vrama into dufv course work.

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