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Theatrical Pedagogy and Language Acquisition: A Methodological Analysis

Diana Peppoloni    Università degli Studi Roma Tre, Italia    



The present study, conducted in a secondary school in Perugia (Italy), aimed to verify the benefits of the theatrical teaching methodology on the acquisition of a foreign language, in this case Spanish. The project, funded with the Three-year Plan of the Arts, took place for 20 hours over a school term, involving 23 students in the theatrical teaching group and 30 learners in the control group. The paper describes thoroughly the original experimental protocol in all its different phases, in order to encode it and make it replicable. It also provides the results obtained, measured quantitatively and statistically through the administration of a language pre-test, at the beginning of the project, and a final post-test.

July 23, 2021
March 31, 2021
Oct. 28, 2019

Keywords: MultimodalityPersonalisationLanguage acquisition

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