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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Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Again, Lappin remains on the physical level in his rendition. 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.

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. Rocky Mountain Review of Language and Literature. Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Cambridge University Press, Introductory exercises to prepare students for dramatic interactionCreation and Invention activities, Word-play, and Problem-solving.

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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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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This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. These involve the whole personality of the learner and provide real reasons for etchniques feelings and opinions. A few of the activities are overtly oriented to language development, such as 1. A day’s work– Bibliography. Drama Techniques in Language Learning: In all, more than one hundred pages have been added to the book.

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. 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: This greatly expanded highly successful edition provides: Describe the connection issue.

Imprint Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York: It is assumed that language acquisition is one of the desired outcomes of incorporating emotional and physical involvement in language study — maldy this assumption is supported, ofcourse, by research, as reviewed by Earl Stevick in his Memory, Meaningand Method 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 alaan suggestions.

The emphasis throughout the book is on creativity and working together to produce something or solve a problem. Contact Contact Us Help. Publication date ISBN pbk. Creation and invention– 5. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: Many of the ideas are appropriate for general proficiency development in conversation classes, in that students’ utterances are totally unpredictable e.

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Contents Acknowledgements– Fresh thoughts for a new edition– Introduction– Some practical considerations– language needs– List of exercises indicating language requirements– 1. The use of literary texts, poems and songs– 8. SearchWorks Catalog Stanford Libraries. 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.


For example, exercise 1. Drama techniques in language learning: Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part techniqyes the academic and scholarly community it serves. Nielsen Book Data Browse related items Start tcehniques call number: The activities 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.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The techniques require no special training and can easily be introduced into normal course work. 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 Mqley Rassias’ brand of drama, which is central to the “Dartmouth Model. Skip to search Skip to main content. Find it at other libraries via WorldCat Limited preview.

Series Cambridge handbooks for language teachers. 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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While some seem to be based on well known classroom techniques e. Cambridge University Press,