Have you ever felt the power of drama in students’ learning? Integrating drama into English curriculum has been a trend and many researches have shown that learning English through drama has a positive impact on students’ learning motivation.
Many English teachers believe that students can learn English informally and naturally through drama. Students generally respond positively to learning through engaging in drama activities. During the learning process, students have the opportunities to develop their creativity, imagination as well as teamwork.
Here are some reflections of students who have been engaged in drama activities to learn English:
I love having drama in my English lessons very much because I think drama gives me fun and delight.
After these lessons, I have improved a lot. I have become better in speaking English and acting in front of the class.
In one of the lessons, Sabrina and I had to help our group to write a script. We worked together and both of us had more chances to write English. That was a good experience for us.
Drama also helps develop students' confidence in using English with the help of body language and facial expression.
It also involves a lot of student participation and students can learn the skills of listening, reading, speaking and writing at the same time.