CFP: [Professional] âThe Playâs the Thing!â Effectively Using Drama and Role Playing in the Teaching of ESL/EFL

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Myrna Santos
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association Annual Conference
Louisville, KY
November 7-9, 2008

“The Play’s the Thing!” Effectively Using Drama and Role Playing in the
Teaching of ESL/EFL

This panel will explore the various ways in which drama and role-playing
contribute effectively to the teaching of written and spoken English to
non-native speakers. The use of drama and role-playing has proven to be a
successful and effective way to assist in the fluency of English speaking,
reading and listening comprehension for ESL/ESOL/EFL learners. With the
freedom that assuming another identity provides, students are able to
become desensitized to feeling self-conscious and shy about accent and
pronunciation, allowing them to learn in a more relaxed manner. Thus,
assuming the character portrayed will become an invaluable aid in the
mastery of language acquisition. This panel will explore the many and
varied ways that this process can be implemented.
By May 15, 2008, please submit a 250-word abstract on a related topic to
Myrna J. Santos, Florida Atlantic University, either by post to 3600 NW 82
Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065, or by email at, or,

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