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Pooneh Karimzadeh

The Impact of Drama-Based Instruction as Effective Language Learning Strategies on Improving Primary Iranian ESL Learners’ Speaking Abilities

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Abstract

The present article investigates the significant effect of drama-based techniques as language learning strategies that can improve communicative competence to achieve appropriate level of speaking abilities. As a matter of fact drama based strategies are similar to that of language learning strategies that both as pedagogical tools deal with improving high order thinking skills that result in learner’s self-control and facilitate the internalization, storage, retrieval and interaction in the process of accomplishing well-grounded speaking tasks. In order to investigate this study, a total of 60 primary school children in third to sixth grade in private English Institute in Iran, take Ket Movers Exam. 30 homogeneous students are chosen and are divided in two groups, 15 in experimental who receive treatment and the other in control group. Data analysis presents the significant role of using drama-based strategies as beneficial learning strategies for developing communicative ability.

Keywords : drama, communicative competence, language learning strategies, role play

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Pooneh Karimzadeh, «The Impact of Drama-Based Instruction as Effective Language Learning Strategies on Improving Primary Iranian ESL Learners’ Speaking Abilities», Bulletin de la Société Royale des Sciences de Liège [En ligne], Volume 86 - Année 2017, Special issue, 908 - 918 URL : http://popups.ulg.ac.be/0037-9565/index.php?id=7073.

A propos de : Pooneh Karimzadeh

Department of English language, Payame Noor University, I. R. of Iran, pooneh.karimzadeh@gmail.com