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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Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers. Cambridge University Press, If we compare them to similar types of exercises that are well known in the United States, they seem to dramaa more in common with Moscowitz’s Caring and Sharing activities than with John Rassias’ brand of drama, which is central to the “Dartmouth Model.

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Imprint Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: Introductory exercises to prepare students for dramatic interactionCreation and Invention activities, Word-play, and Problem-solving.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Many of the ideas are appropriate for general proficiency development qlan conversation classes, in that students’ utterances are totally unpredictable e.

Contents Acknowledgements– Fresh thoughts for a new edition– Introduction– Some practical considerations– language needs– List of exercises indicating language requirements– 1. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

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Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. In addition, the section on the use of literary texts, poems, and songs has grown from one malley of general recommendations in the first edition to twenty-four pages of detailed suggestions. In all, more than one hundred pages have been dramma to the book.

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The use of literary texts, poems and songs– 8. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. 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. 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.

A few of the activities are overtly oriented to language development, such as 1. On the positive side, Lappin offers a service to the literal-minded techniuqes 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 drams one, and it evolves finally into an individual choice.

This greatly expanded highly successful edition provides: Physical description vi, p. A day’s work– Bibliography. Again, Lappin remains on the physical level in his rendition. 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. These involve the whole personality of the learner and provide real reasons for expressing feelings and opinions.

SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. 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 Cambridge University Press, In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: 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.

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.


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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. The emphasis throughout the book dramaa on creativity and working together to produce something or solve a problem. For example, exercise 1. 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.

Nielsen Book Data The activities described in this handbook are truly intriguing, providing akan of stimulating ideas for involving students in interaction that should motivate them and hold their attention. The techniques require no special training and can easily be introduced into normal course work. Browse related items Start at call number: Creation and invention– 5.

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.

While some seem to be based on well known classroom techniques e. Publication date ISBN pbk. 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: Drama Techniques in Language Learning: Responsibility Alan Maley and Alan Duff.

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