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Drama as a means of improving the advocacy skills of non-English-speaking-background students
(2004)
  • Chamkaur Gill, Bond University
Abstract
This paper will discuss the problems facing overseas-Asian students who study law in Western universities and will deal with how drama can help improve their English-language oral-communication skills. A profile of the average student belonging to a high-context, relational culture will be provided with the aim of showing why such a student needs full-on immersion in oral English. An attempt will be made to suggest that the activities and materials employed by instructors using such a strategy can help lower students’ affective barriers and increase their confidence, motivation and spontaneity when speaking, while improving their non-verbal skills. The writer’s personal experiences will be mentioned in passing.
Keywords
  • english,
  • language,
  • drama,
  • communication,
  • skills,
  • advocacy,
  • speaking
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Citation Information
Chamkaur Gill. "Drama as a means of improving the advocacy skills of non-English-speaking-background students" (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chamkaur_gill/4/