The Impact of Dramatic Activities on Developing Iraqi EFL Students’ Speaking Abilities


Speaking English is a complicated task for many learners. Thus, to foster the speaking skill, the present study is an attempt at instructing dramatic activities. The study aims at finding out the impact of dramatic activities on developing Iraqi college students’ speaking abilities of English as a foreign language. Therefore, twentyfive students at their third year were selected for this study to be enrolled in English conversation class. To collect data, pre- and postspeaking -tests were administered. Research findings indicate that there is a statistically significant difference between the mean scores students obtained from the pre- and post-tests. This means that the students made a significant improvement in their speaking abilities during the period of study.