Master of Arts (M.A.)
This qualitative research study examined the use of two drama techniques - short play and improvisation - to teach English Language Learners. The purpose of conducting a study of my own teaching was to gain a better understanding of how the use of these techniques promotes a stress-free learning environment while developing students' oral language. Using qualitative research methods, I analyzed classroom observation, interview transcripts, and student journal entries. An analysis of the data revealed that student comfort and engagement increased, but student's oral language development did not develop significantly.
Yuga, Dora A., "Self-study of teaching practice : using the arts to teach English language users" (2009). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 524.