THE ROLE OF DRAMA IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS

January 2019 | JONTTE


Corresponding Author E-mail: mcogbi@gmail.com, danchrisonotere@gmail.com
Published: 10 January 2019

Abstracts


The growth and future of teachers' education in Nigeria is of great concern to
many scholars. Apparently, various recommendations made by previous
researchers have been of great importance to this very vital sector of the nation.
But much is left to be desired if the growth and future of education in Nigeria
must be fully harnessed. The role and place of teachers for the future of the
educational system cannot be over emphasized. Therefore, the teacher must be
properly positioned for the herculean task ahead of him. In a bid to cracking
down the burden of this herculean task the significance of drama as a genre of
literature for teaching is brought to fore. The main trust of this paper is to
establish the role of drama and its advantages in the teaching of English
language for the-would-be teachers in the various tertiary institutions of
learning in Nigeria. This paper has been able to highlight a number of roles that
include: improvisation, role-playing, play-building and making stories among
other things. Recommendation such as the provision of a living Dramatist and
the enactment of plays and practical drills, which are like six and seven forms
part of this paper.

Keywords:

THE ROLE OF DRAMA IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
LANGUAGE IN NIGERIAN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS


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