Action and drama games in children’s language learning

Action and drama games appeal to children’s natural playfulness and provide wonderful opportunities for developing listening and speaking skills, as well as building up confidence and self-esteem. This session will explore the relationship between games and drama and suggest a wide range of ideas for practical activities which lead to concrete learning outcomes, and which can be used as a prelude to more elaborate classroom drama. Special emphasis will be given to suggesting strategies for setting up and managing action and drama games with classes of children in a positive and effective way.