Developing Communicative Competence of the English Language Learners through Teaching Drama at Intermediate Level
This study focuses on finding the impact of using drama in the EFL classroom to develop communicative competence among the learners. The population of the study is the students of Intermediate Part-II and the English teachers at Government Postgraduate College Bure Wala, Distt. Vehari. The sample of the study includes 8 teachers and 20 students of English language at the above mentioned public college. The study is exploratory in design and the quantitative method of data collection has been used. The tool of data collection is questionnaire that comprises of close-ended questions. Two questionnaires have been developed. The first one is to find the general perception of the teachers and the students towards drama and the second one is to find point of view of the participants towards the use of drama for specific impact on Communicative Competence. The response of the teachers and the students have been taken on a Likert scale having a range of weightage between zero to 4. The data has been analyzed by applying the statistical devices of mean and percentage (%). The study shows that both the teachers and the students of the EFL class are in favor of using drama to develop Communicative Competence.
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