The Effect of Reading Short Drama on the Development of Vocabulary Skill of Iranian Advanced EFL Learners of English

Mostafa Dayyani Kheirabadi, Vahid Fallah Golchin


The prominent role of reading in language learning, particularly at upper-intermediate and advanced levels, is beyond doubt. At these levels, the text plays a primary role in developing language learners’ reading skill in particular, and their proficiency level in general. This study was carried out to find the effectiveness of reading drama on the development of advanced EFL learners’ vocabulary skill. The participants of the study were 40 (all females) advanced EFL learners. The participants were randomly assigned to two groups (each consisting of 20 students): one group for reading drama (the experimental group), and one group for traditional reading (the control group). During the treatment period the experimental group received short dramas while the control group received reading instructions through traditional methods. The scores were entered into SPSS software for analysis. The results clearly demonstrated the contribution of reading drama to the development of vocabulary of Iranian advanced EFL learners of English.

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