DAE’s Annual Drama Contest — An Authentic and Meaningful Context for Students to Acquire Advanced English

On December 15, the Department of Applied English held the annual “Morgan Dooly Drama Contest,” one of the most significant English events of the year. The contest reinforces students’ team spirit and fosters the unity of every class and the whole department. Performing drama utilizes students’ creativity to help them acquire and practice advanced English.

Three professors specializing in English and American literature were invited to judge the competition. They gave many insightful and precise comments on plot, stage performance, and interpretation. The actors, staff members, faculty members, and everyone else involved devoted themselves completely to this drama contest. Together, they created an authentic and meaningful context for learning, and the students benefited greatly from this memorable experience.