BA(Hons) DipEd(Malaya) MA(Essex) Chamkaur's main research interest lies in the field of the application of drama techniques in language learning, particularly in relation to spoken English. He has written articles on the field and has given talks, both in Australia and in Malaysia, on the subject. He has also, by invitation, taken up Visiting Scholar positions at the Universities of Cambridge, London and Essex at various times in the past with the aim of widening his research horizons. Between 1978 and 1980, he was the editor and proof-reader of numerous English language books in Malaysia.
Process drama: Bridging the arts and the sciences, Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (2012)
Process drama involves participants using improvisation techniques in role-play to enact real-life scenarios. It focuses...
Motivating English-language learners through drama techniques, Humanities & Social Sciences papers (2008)
The focus of this paper is on the use of drama in English-language learning. It...
Increasing English-language-learners’ speaking opportunities, Chamkaur Gill (2005)
Drama as a means of improving the advocacy skills on non-English-speaking-background students, Chamkaur Gill (2004)
This paper will discuss the problems facing overseas-Asian students who study law in Western universities...
Going beyond the text to appreciate literature: How drama can help, Chamkaur Gill (2003)
Motivating ESL learners to speak in English through drama: Adopting identities, CLaSIC 2012 - The Fifth CLS International conference: Culture in foreign language learning: Framing and reframing the issue (2012)
The play-production process as a motivating tool in the ESL classroom, CLaSIC 2010 - The Fourth CLS International conference (2010)
ESL learning through drama, ICTLHE09: International conference on teaching and learning in higher education 2009 (2009)
Drama-based activities can assist learners develop their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills through...