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Using Glottodrama for Teaching Final Intonation in English

  • Tarik Uzun (Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University)
  • Ezgi Celik Uzun (Hacettepe University)


The goal of this teaching tip is to present an introduction to teaching basic final intonation patterns in statements, interrogative forms, and question tags with a drama method called Glottodrama. With its five-step course of action, Glottodrama is a practical method to integrate drama into the teaching of foreign languages (Nofri, 2009). This paper introduces these steps and offers practical ideas for adaptation to pronunciation teaching. These suggestions include a contextualized presentation of target intonation patterns, imitation of the teacher's text-based oral presentation by learners, discussion of target patterns, and the performance of the students' own drama. The paper also outlines discussions regarding the advantages of using Glottodrama in pronunciation teaching, challenges that can be encountered, possible solutions, and suggestions for online implementation.

How to Cite: Uzun, T., & Celik Uzun, E. (2022). Using glottodrama for teaching final intonation in English.. In J. Levis & A.Guskaroska (eds.), Proceedings of the 12th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, held June 2021 virtually at Brock University, St. Catharines, ON. https://doi.org/10.31274/psllt.13364

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Published on
16 Sep 2022
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