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ThesisUniversity of Iceland>Menntavísindasvið >B.A./B.Ed./B.S. verkefni>

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1946/13419


Clowning and improvisation in the ESL classroom : observations and suggestions

August 2012

This thesis examines how clowning and improvisation can help students in the ESL classroom. Clowning and improvisation was taught in a 6th grade ESL classroom and its effectiveness discussed. This thesis discusses the basics of clowning and why it is helpful when helping students feel at ease with speaking English. I also describe how it can be used and suggest drama-related games that are helpful.
The conclusion is that drama-related games help students have fun while learning a new language and exploring the use of the language in an everyday setting. Drama-related games are an important addition to the ESL classroom as they enrich and lighten the atmosphere and students learn whilst playing.

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