To Speak or Not to Speak?: Drama Techniques, Narration and Other Real-Life Activities.

Although students report that they are interested in learning to speak Spanish, they often seem reticent to do so. The conference presentation summarized below was a three-hour workshop in which a brief overview was provided on the importance of communicative classroom interaction practices and the Standards for Foreign Language Learning. The bulk of the session was dedicated to illustrating numerous dramatic, narrative, and real-life activities to promote student oral proficiency.