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The Theatre in Language Learning (TiLL) Model: Exploring Theatre as Pedagogy in the L2 Environment

Article – Published 1st Jan 09

This article presents an outline of the Theatre in Language Learning (TiLL) model for second language learners, pioneered since 1966 by Vienna’s English Theatre in partnership with the Austrian Bundesministerium für Unterricht, Kunst und Kultur (BMUKK), linking text study, classroom based role play and professional performance with preshow and in-performance student interaction. It offers a reflection on the dramaturgy and practice of the Englisches Theater geht in die Schulen programme and explores how the model may impact upon student motivation in light of Ema Ushioda’s qualitative research in this field. The article is written from the perspective of a professional theatre practitioner reflecting on the context of theatre as pedagogy within an L2 environment. FULL TEXT AVAILABLE FROM OFFICIAL URL LINK BELOW.

Publication details

Publication statusPublished
Refereed1
Publication titleScenario: Journal for Drama and Theatre in Foreign and Second Language Education
Publishers nameUniversity College Cork
Volume3
Identification number1
ISSN1649-8526