This chapter discusses role play in a language class and explains its various aspects by providing examples for analyses and a practical approach towards planning the activities. The aspects that we consider for this purpose are role behaviour, learning language contextually for specific purposes, and immediacy of oral interaction. Here, a teacher plays the role of a facilitator, a spectator and an evaluator. The language of the student gets strengthened in the evaluation and suggestion process by the teacher, the peer group and also by self-introspection. This exercise develops both intra- (leadership, crisis management, problem solving, better communication, etc.) and inter-personal skills of a student.
To learn a language, ...