Building target language oral skills through drama

C. Gill

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Abstract

Extract: When learners start a target language (TL) course, they are normally ".....quite unprepared for the challenge of a foreign language situation, full of self-doubt.." (Dougill 1987: 146). They feel a sense of unease and uncertainty as they wrestle with the new sounds and structures. They find it difficult to convey messages in the same spontaneous fashion that they can in their own languages. As they stutter and stammer in the foreign language (FL), it is natural for them to experience a sense of failure, thus resulting in a loss of confidence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages79-83
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 1995
EventBiennial Conference of the Australian Association of Language Immersion Teachers - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 30 Jun 19951 Jul 1995
Conference number: 2nd

Conference

ConferenceBiennial Conference of the Australian Association of Language Immersion Teachers
Abbreviated titleAALIT
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period30/06/951/07/95

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