The Power of Dramatic Activities in the Teaching of English as a Second Language is unique as it is a book written by the first Anglo-Indian lady in India with a Doctorate in Education in the specialized field of The Teaching of English. Dr. Bernadette is also a pioneer from the perspective of an author who is an Academician with the professional expertise to pack a wealth of information into a single, readable volume.
The first section of her book contains extensive theoretical information on Pedagogical Approaches and Methodologies that is in tandem with the curriculum for Undergraduates, Post-Graduates and Researchers, pursuing the B.Ed./M.Ed./M.A (Education) University Degree Courses in India, with English as their Special Method.
The second section is practical-oriented. It is aligned to the Prose/ Poetry/Story/Drama units taken from the prescribed English Textbooks of various Boards of Education, like the NCERT/CBSE/ICSE & IGCSE, with skillfully adapted dramatic activities for students of different age groups and grade levels. It also has songs composed by the author, which can be used for special events. It meets the learning objectives of the English courses taught in schools and colleges.
This book meets the long-felt need of Teachers of English, Teachers of other subjects like History/Geography, Teacher Educators, Teacher Trainees, Administrators, Faculty of Teacher Training Institutes, Researchers, as well as parents of students, for a powerful reference book /ready reckoner. It provides them with the golden key to the magical world of fun and laughter in the classroom, while simultaneously developing speech fluency and communicative competence in our students.