Drama and the ESL Classroom

Year: 1992

Author: Glock, C.

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

In 1989 I conducted a minor research project with foreign students . The aim of the project (Glock,1989) was to begin to assess the validity of developing communicative competence in English as a Second Language, (ESL), students through experiential drama. Parts of this project have been documented in the NADIE Journal (1991, 16-24) and in a book (to be published in 1993 by Peter Lang, Frankfurt) which focuses on using drama in teaching English as a Foreign Language and as a Second Language. In this paper I will discuss some of the issues which emerged during the project in relation to the work that I am currently undertaking with ESL students.