First Advisor

Upton, Gary


College for Professional Studies

Degree Name

Master of Education


School of Education and Counseling

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access



Number of Pages

140 pages


In the following study, the author describes the effectiveness of teaching drama techniques to English as a Second Language high school students. A review of literature is provided that demonstrates how integrating ESL teaching strategies with those of drama enhances language acquisition. The end product of the study is a 1 semester drama unit which meets standards of learning established by the Colorado Department of Education. It includes specific examples, source material, and worksheets which accommodate a variety of learning styles and levels. Students will learn to work cooperatively, develop an ability to retain information, and increase literacy skills by repeatedly reading and rehearsing scripts and writing original scenes. In addition to these academic achievements, student self-concept will be enhanced as students learn to work collaboratively and to perform in front of audiences.

Date of Award

Spring 2006

Location (Creation)

Denver, Colorado

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