Drama-based foreign language learning

Helga Tschurtschenthaler

Drama-based foreign language learning

Encounters between self and other

2013,  Münchener Arbeiten zur Fremdsprachen-Forschung,  Band 27,  292  pages,  E-Book (PDF),  30,99 €,  ISBN 978-3-8309-7955-5

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What does another language do to the individual who learns and uses it? How is the individual’s idea of self affected by the other language?
This case study deals with these two overarching questions within the context of learning English as a foreign language through drama at a German upper-secondary school in South Tyrol. It investigates how the students see themselves in their roles, how they perceive themselves as users of the foreign language, and how they experience themselves in-role in another language. The results show how powerful drama-based activities can be and what educational impact they have.