The Role of Audio Visual Aids in Teaching/ Learning Drama: The Case of Master I Drama Students of the Department of English at MMUTO

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University Mouloud Mammeri of Tizi-Ouzou
The current study focuses on the usefulness of audio visual aids in drama courses. It deals with the role of audio visual aids in teaching/learning drama, the case of Master I drama students of the department of English, at Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou. It aims at finding out whether these teaching aids help both students and teachers in the teaching and learning process. Our research work aims at checking whether the advanced technology enhances the teaching of drama and raises interest and motivate students. To achieve these aims, we have adopted Lee and Coppen theory (1968), mentioned in Simple Audio Visual Aids to Foreign Language Teaching. Questionnaires were handed to students in order to collect enough data about our research topic and to achieve the goal of the study and the interviews we have conducted, as it will be shown through our work, addressed drama teachers. The investigation is based on the quantitative and qualitative research methods. The outcomes are analyzed according to the rule of three. After the discussion of the results, we have found that audio visual aids are very important in drama classes. They are equally helpful for students in acquiring drama knowledge and communicative competence. Most importantly, it is reliable for teachers in delivering their lectures in comfortable and easier ways.
Audio visual aids, drama, motivation, teaching/learning process
Sémiotique Social et Linguistique Appliquée.