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Cultivating English Pragmatic Ability of College Students from the Perspective of Drama in Education

Yumei Li, Yao Dong


English is the preferred tool for promoting communication and cooperation among people around the world in the context of globalization. English learning should not only focus on knowledge accumulation, but also on the cultivation of communication skills. Chinese college students’ English pragmatic abilities are insufficient, and appropriate ways should be found to improve them. Drama in Education, as a teaching method that applies dramatic factors such as music and performance to classroom teaching, is conducive to stimulating students’ interest in learning, guiding students to cooperate with each other, and promoting students’ communication practice. In the process of college English teaching, the use of Drama in Education to carry out teaching activities conforms to the needs of teaching method reform in the context of the new era curriculum reform, and plays an important role in cultivating students’ pragmatic ability.


Drama in Education; College English, Pragmatic ability; Application strategy

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i28.10584