Dynamics of integration of process drama in EFL classrooms: A holistic approach of activity based pedagogy

Sohaib Alam, Basem Okleh Salameh Al-Hawamdeh


Theatre/drama is an art form that conveys feelings and emotions, as well as thoughts and concerns from the history of human civilisations. Theatre and drama have been used and defined for educational purposes in many different ways. They can be effectively assimilated in language classes to achieve a communicative goal through the integration of four basic language skills (LSRW), and are a powerful tool for engaging students with content. Drama engages students in social contexts where they can think, imagine, talk, manipulate concrete materials and share their views on various social issues. This study uses a quantitative method to collect data from respondents and explores students' perspectives on the use of drama techniques for educational purposes.

This paper aims to explore the main problems and challenges faced by teachers in real classroom situations. It also describes how educational drama activities can be assimilated into second-language classrooms, and highlights the strategies of role-play, visualisation and classification, as well as how they can be used in the classroom. It also aims to discuss how drama techniques can be effectively improvised and implemented in English language teaching in an EFL/ESL context.

Keywords: theatre, drama approaches, language skills, improvisation, implication, language learning, pedagogy, integration, dynamics


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Sohaib Alam

The author is currently working as an Assistant Professor of English at the Department of English, College of Science and Humanities, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He holds a Ph.D. in English Language Teaching (ELT) from Aligarh Muslim University, India. His areas of interest are Applied Linguistics, Pragmatics, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning and Pedagogic Theory. He has presented papers at both national and international conferences, published research articles and papers in Scopus and Web od Science indexed journals. He has been teaching English for over 4 years.

Basem Okleh Salameh Al-Hawamdeh

The author is presently working at the Department of English, College of Science and Humanities in Al-Kharj, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia. He has been teaching English for over 8 years.

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Alam, S., & Al-Hawamdeh, B. O. S. (2022). Dynamics of integration of process drama in EFL classrooms: A holistic approach of activity based pedagogy. e-mentor, 4(96), 70-81.