Drama techniques enable students to use language with a pragmatic intent

  • Adriana Dervishaj
  • Migena Alimehmeti

Abstract

With regard to creative teaching, the study brings forth arguments about the thesis that learning foreign languages by using drama techniques constitutes an innovative way in which the monotony can be broken and the lesson is made more real, more meaningful and purposeful. The use of drama techniques creates the right context for a meaningful language production, thus urging the students to use their linguistic resources and their language skills. Drama techniques enable the students to use language with a pragmatic intent. The study intends to meet an urgent need of the academic and educational staff of foreign languages for information about creative teaching, models and patterns for the development of creativity through drama techniques. It addresses specific issues related to drama as a teaching methodology. In short, it not only investigated reality in order to change it but, as Kemmis and Wilkinson (1998) suggest, it has changed reality in order to investigate it. A university teacher-educator may change her approach to her own teaching style and the learning outcomes of her students.
Published
May 1, 2014
How to Cite
DERVISHAJ, Adriana; ALIMEHMETI, Migena. Drama techniques enable students to use language with a pragmatic intent. European Journal of Social Science Education and Research, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 298-301, may 2014. ISSN 2312-8429. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejser/article/view/681>. Date accessed: 21 may 2019. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejser.v1i1.p298-301.