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Positive classroom atmosphere and communicative language skills through Improv (theatre improvisation)

Authors

ANDRÁŠIK Tomáš

Year of publication 2017
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Description Techniques from theatre improvisation are rich source of inspiration for a language classroom. They can be applied to achieve wide range of goals. By their means we are able to develop positive atmosphere and bring fun to our group of students. Improv techniques lower communicative anxiety, build self-confidence especially in speaking and listening, empower spontaneous and authentic communication, develop public speaking skills and offer practice that simulates a real-life experience. From the perspective of psychology of second and foreign language acquisition they contribute to the development of implicit language knowledge and system.