Thus, we see how the use of drama energizes and supports language development by creating an environment wherein
L2 is used not only for the text of a play, but for all the work of creating the finished production. It is the communicative
process in depth, as the needs arising from the production work create demands on the student to use language in an organic
and continually new and challenging way. The language is used to solve problems, generate ideas, and build work that entertains
and expresses the personalities of all involved. In this way, the language grows from need and is maintained by its use in
active, daily, unscripted communication.
Such an approach can be also seen in the work of Nicole Kupfer who teaches
at the Kantonsschule Zurcher Oberland located in Wetzikon, Switzerland, just outside of Zurich.
Accordingly, my next
journey was to the suburbs of Zurich, Switzerland, where the communicative approach to language training is highly visible
in the work of Nicole Kupfer. Click below to observe how Nicole and her EFL class approach their production of: The Color
Please click here for Nicole Kupfer and her work at the Kantonsschule Zurcher Oberland