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Title: Voices of Language Learners in Improvisations
Other Titles: 教室内におけるインプロヴィゼーション考察
Authors: Okada, Tricia
Keywords: Improvisation
Drama
Language learning
Theater
Issue Date: 2018-04-01
Abstract: This paper aims to describe how three improvisations developed by theater practitioners can be suitable for English language learners. Improvisation, which is considered a tool for actor’s training, is a live performance without preparation. As Maley and Duff (2005, p. 1) stated “drama integrates language in a natural way,” I posit that incorporating improvisation activities in an ELF cl26ass can encourage language learners to naturally express themselves by training them to respond to situations or scenes spontaneously. As this is a pilot study, a theater workshop introducing the improvisations was implemented both as part of my teaching method and research design. Survey results show that the three improvisations had significance in creating a communicative and collaborative ELF class. Students’ response also conveyed how language learner’s motivation is nurtured and sustained particularly in classroom dynamics where the teacher’s role is transferred to the student. At the same time, the learners’ creativity, listening, and speaking skills are enhanced in the process of improvisation that is an engaging way to practice fluency.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11078/867
ISSN: 2189-0471
2189-0463
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