The Effect of Using Educational Drama on Developing Speaking Skill of the Sixth Graders in the English Language

Volume 4 Issue 1 (January 2022)
Ahmad Issa Altweissi Razan Yaseen Maaytah
Pages: 10-21 Download Count : 114 View Count: 283 DOI Number 10.17220/tuara.2022.01.02 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley

Abstract:


For the purpose of study, drama lessons were implemented through a selected unit of the English textbook for an experimental group of the sixth grade, compared with teaching the same units by employing the conventional teaching method for the control group. The study uses the quasi- excremental approach to collect data via a designed oral pre-test and post-test consisted of (13) questions, and students’ attitude questionnaire consisted of (35) items distributed over four main domains. The study sample includes (70) students divided into two groups; experimental and control consists of (35) students for each. The results of the study revealed that the application of drama teaching method had positively influenced English language speaking outcomes. In addition, the results showed that the use of drama activities technologies opens the opportunity to support English language speaking skills with advantages over conventional teaching patterns. Moreover, results of the study confirmed that the students developing a positive attitude when adopting dram classes and can improve their students’ performance. Finally, the study recommended developing and including the dram activities in teaching English speaking and other English learning skills.

Keywords

  • Drama
  • speaking skill
  • sixth graders
  • English language
  • attitudes
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