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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The techniques require no special training and can easily be introduced into normal course work. A few of the activities are overtly oriented xuff language development, such as 1. Cambridge University Press, For example, exercise 1. Nielsen Book Data Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus.

Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of jaley academic and scholarly community it serves. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview. 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.

A day’s work– Bibliography. 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.

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If we compare them to similar types of exercises that are well known in the United States, they seem alqn 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.


SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. 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. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Responsibility Alan Maley and Alan Duff.

Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. Drama Techniques in Language Learning: In all, more than one hundred pages have been added to the book.

Creation and invention– 5. This greatly expanded highly successful edition provides: Introductory exercises to prepare students for dramatic interactionCreation and Invention activities, Word-play, and Problem-solving.

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The emphasis throughout the book is on creativity and working together to produce something or solve a problem. Imprint Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: Many of the ideas are appropriate for general proficiency development in conversation classes, in that students’ utterances are totally unpredictable e. 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, mzley research, as reviewed by Earl Stevick in his Memory, Meaningand Method Drama techniques in language learning: The use of literary texts, poems and songs– 8.

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. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website.

Again, Lappin remains on the physical level in his rendition. 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 hechniques seem to be peripheral. Browse related items Start at call number: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the dkff and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.


While some seem to be based on well known classroom techniques e. 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: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. These involve the whole personality of the learner and provide real reasons for expressing feelings and opinions.

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 tcehniques 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 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.