The Use of Literary Works in English Language Teaching

  • Indah Wiwik Lestari Universitas Bengkulu
  • Hafsa Namhar Universitas Bengkulu
Keywords: confidence, drama, problem in language learning


The low self-confidence in speaking can impede language acquisition. The purpose of this study was to prove and evaluate the effects of using drama for English Language Learners. It was hypothesized that drama would be helpful in lowering the affective filter psychological attributes. In addition, it can improve students’ self confidence. A group of students who had good comprehension of English, yet, were reluctant to speak. Drama was successful in considerably reducing the students participants’ anxiety and increasing their confidence and motivation towards speaking English.


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Wiwik Lestari, I., & Namhar, H. (2020). The Use of Literary Works in English Language Teaching. JELITA, 1(2), 45-55. Retrieved from