Research (articles and theses)

New and new-ish articles and theses about drama in language teaching and related disciplines. Will be updated regularly. If you have an interesting article for me to add or if links are broken, please contact me.

Specialised journal on drama in language teaching: Scenario

Laura Loder Büchel, Nikola Mayer (Eds.) Languages on the Move (themed issue): Babylonia 3/2019.

Fiona Dalziel, Erika Piazzoli. 2019 (Article) “It comes from you”: Agency in adult asylum seekers’ language learning through Process Drama in: Language Learning in Higher Education – Journal of the European Confederation of Language Centres in Higher Education (CercleS): 18.07.2019 | DOI:

Jordi Casteleyn. 2019. (Article): „Improving public speaking in secondary education ― Exploring the potential of an improvisation training“. Open Access:

Kathleen R. McGovern. 2016. (Master’s thesis): „Performing Language and Identities: Adult Immigrant Students and the Creation of a Play“. Open Access:

Silja Weber. 2018. (PhD thesis) „The Role of Performance for Student Agency – a Discourse Perspective on Whole Group Interaction in Intermediate German Classes“. via ProQuest oder die Autorin.

Dany Weyer. 2019. (PhD thesis) Investigating trust in a multilingual theatre project: Potentialities for a humanising pedagogy. A case study of a multilingual theatre project of a primary school class and a video ethnographic that explored details of classroom practices, (inter-)actions, and activities. Open Access:

Simona Floare Bora . 2018. (PhD thesis). Beyond the mere word. Exploring the language of Drama through text- and performance-based approaches for developing L2 oral skills. Open Access):