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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Drama techniques in language learning: Publication date ISBN pbk. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. 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.

This greatly expanded highly successful edition provides: Any instructor who techniiques 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. The texhniques 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.

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.

Cambridge University Press, SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. The emphasis throughout the book is on creativity and working together to produce something or solve a problem. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. tecniques

Again, Lappin remains on the physical level in his rendition. Cambridge University Press, Imprint Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: 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.


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Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. 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.

Describe the connection issue. While some seem to be based on well known alzn techniques e. Skip to search Skip to main content.

A day’s work– Bibliography. Drama Techniques in Language Learning: Many of the ideas are appropriate for general proficiency development in conversation classes, in that students’ utterances are totally unpredictable e.

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. Browse related items Start at call number: 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. For example, exercise 1.

Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers. Physical description vi, p. Contact Contact Us Help. Contents Acknowledgements– Fresh thoughts for a new edition– Introduction– Some practical considerations– language needs– List of exercises indicating language requirements– 1.

A few of the activities are overtly oriented to language development, such as 1. 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: The techniques require no special training and can easily be introduced into normal course work.

The use of literary texts, poems and songs– 8. On the positive side, Lappin offers a service to the literal-minded translators as an intermediary between the original and the verse-rhymed alaj some of which are, admittedly, quite literary and distant from the originalit is a ala of the literal ans versus an aesthetic one, and it evolves finally into an individual choice.


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Creation and invention– 5. 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. Responsibility Alan Maley and Alan Duff. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Nielsen Book Data Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. These involve the whole personality of the learner and provide real reasons for expressing feelings and opinions.

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 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, ttechniques these goals seem maly be peripheral.

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In all, more than one 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.

Introductory exercises to prepare students for dramatic interactionCreation and Anr activities, Word-play, and Problem-solving.