Le jeu de rôle : pour des apprentissages durables en anglais, langue seconde
The fact that they live in the only bilingual province in Canada places New Brunswick francophone students in a unique situation: one that requires that they excel in their second language. For some students, learning English as a second language represents a major challenge that can lead to disinterest, de-motivation, a general feeling of uneasiness and, ultimately, failure. The authors of this article share their experience with a learning activity that took place at CCNB—Edmundston Campus: role playing in an English class. This learning method proposes to students a variety of situations or problems to solve. It proved not only effective for increasing students’ motivation to learn, it also promoted the development of language skills. After defining the role playing activity, the authors outline how the activity unfolded, with special emphasis on creating scenarios and determining the respective roles to be played by teacher and students. In the process, they showcase the many advantages of this pedagogical method.
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