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Are full-scale performance-based drama projects for adult EFL learners worthwhile?

  • 1.  Are full-scale performance-based drama projects for adult EFL learners worthwhile?

    Posted 27 days ago
    Edited by Sean Cross 27 days ago
    Hello, I wonder if anyone would be kind enough to help with research for my dissertation concerning attitudes and approaches to full-scale stage or screen performance-based drama projects for adolescent and adult EFL/ESL learners.

    The survey would take just a few minutes to complete and your help would be very much appreciated. Thank you.



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    Sean Cross
    United Kingdom
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  • 2.  RE: Are full-scale performance-based drama projects for adult EFL learners worthwhile?

    Posted 27 days ago
    Any comments would also be very welcome.

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    Sean Cross
    United Kingdom
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  • 3.  RE: Are full-scale performance-based drama projects for adult EFL learners worthwhile?

    Posted 25 days ago
    I'm looking forward to answering and I also wanted to point to you to some people I know who are doing theatre with students, although I'm sure you've looked around. Alice Savage has been writing and producing plays with her students and has written up a nice summary of the experience here: https://englishendeavors.org/2018/11/11/theater-as-the-ultimate-group-work-a-teachers-experience-producing-a-play-with-english-learners/ Her focus is on pragmatics and using plays as examples of natural communication between fluent speakers, as well as group work and project based-learning.

    I can also put you in touch with Paul Leonard Murray of the Belgrade English Theater: https://www.facebook.com/beltheatre/. He actually does Shakespeare adaptations for advanced students, among other things.

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    Walton Burns
    Freelance Writer
    Senior Editor, Alphabet Publishing
    www.waltonburns.com
    www.alphabetpublishingbooks.com
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  • 4.  RE: Are full-scale performance-based drama projects for adult EFL learners worthwhile?

    Posted 23 days ago
    I think Kathleen Close is an instructor who also has done such things. She teaches at the Immigrant Learning Center near Boston, MA, USA.

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    Amy West
    Program Coordinator
    Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area
    United States
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