Using drama to enhance the speaking performance and intelligibility of English major students at the university of Palestine

Other Title(s)

استخدام مدخل الدراما لتحسين أداء المحادثة و المفهومية لدي طلبة اللغة الإنجليزية في جامعة فلسطين

Author

Shaat, Muhammad Ali

Source

Journal of al-Quds Open University : for Educational and Psychological Research and Studies

Issue

Vol. 12, Issue 36 (31 Aug. 2021), pp.1-16, 16 p.

Publisher

al-Quds Open University Deanship of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies

Publication Date

2021-08-31

Country of Publication

Palestine (West Bank)

No. of Pages

16

Main Subjects

Languages

Abstract EN

Speaking activities are one of the most difficult tasks that many English foreign language learners (EFLLs) do not admire.

These learners are not motivated enough to participate in such activities, and usually, they opt to withdraw.

Most English language teachers adopt traditional methods in dealing with such activities, which negatively affects their students’ speaking performance.

The main purpose of the present study is to investigate the effect of using the drama approach on enhancing speaking performance and intelligibility among English major students at the University of Palestine.

The researcher adopted the quasi-experimental approach and selected a convenient sample of the University of Palestine’s English majors, including 15 senior students, two males and 13 females.

The selected students were enrolled in a drama course during the second semester of the academic year 2018/2019.

To achieve the goals of the study, the researcher used drama as a teaching approach to enhance students’ speaking performance and intelligibility.

In the one-group experiment design of this study, the researcher conducted a speaking pre/posttest on the study participants.

The participants’ speaking performance and intelligibility were qualitatively and quantitatively analyzed.

The results revealed that the drama approach positively enhanced the University of Palestine’s English students’ speaking performance and intelligibility.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Shaat, Muhammad Ali. 2021. Using drama to enhance the speaking performance and intelligibility of English major students at the university of Palestine. Journal of al-Quds Open University : for Educational and Psychological Research and Studies،Vol. 12, no. 36, pp.1-16.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1289979

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Shaat, Muhammad Ali. Using drama to enhance the speaking performance and intelligibility of English major students at the university of Palestine. Journal of al-Quds Open University : for Educational and Psychological Research and Studies Vol. 12, no. 36 (Aug. 2021), pp.1-16.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1289979

American Medical Association (AMA)

Shaat, Muhammad Ali. Using drama to enhance the speaking performance and intelligibility of English major students at the university of Palestine. Journal of al-Quds Open University : for Educational and Psychological Research and Studies. 2021. Vol. 12, no. 36, pp.1-16.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-1289979

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 15-16

Record ID

BIM-1289979