How to Use Drama to Teach English

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This lesson provides tips for using drama with English Language Learners, and includes eight fun drama games for all ages.

Drama is the perfect tool for teaching a second language. It offers multisensory learning in an inclusive environment. Students become confident communicators by engaging in playful and creative dramatic activities. Most importantly, drama is fun. Participants bond through laughter and enjoyment. These tips and activities are great to use with children of all ages.

About the Contributor:

These ideas were contributed by drama teacher, Eleni Dougekou, the founder of the English Drama Method and the owner of an award-winning English language school in Greece. (www.bdschool.gr) Eleni has a BA in English Language and Literature and an MA in English Literature. She has taught English for over 20 years and also enjoys training teachers in the English Drama Method.

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