In recent years flipped learning has become a popular teaching strategy worldwide. Because of rapid progress in technology and the emergence of a global marketplace, many multimedia tools are used to accelerate learning and enhance English fluency. To help students learn English, this study developed an innovative flipped English learning method using glove puppetry based on a popular Taiwanese tradition. The study’s subject is a series of albums for glove puppetry named “Universal Mystery and Dust” (Hwang, 1998). Observation research was conducted to record and code data analysis. Two patterns of dubbing in English with glove puppetry were categorized, four types of role-play identified, and all are explained in detail. The results show the many benefits of teaching with this method as well as the difficulties some students face. The effect of flipped learning is discussed, and practical suggestions proposed.
Role play is an effective learning and teaching experience for both the students and the teachers. Through role play, students can have more opportunities to “act” and “interact” with their peers trying to use the English language. It also helps learners in speaking, listening, and understanding English. It lightens the classroom atmosphere and enlivens it. This paper aims at investigating students’ attitudes and perceptions of role play activities in the tertiary level English language classrooms in Bangladesh. The activity was chosen as a classroom task to create a situation for the learners to actively interact in English, and thereby to make the language learning more meaningful and interesting at the same time. The learners found the activities to be challenging as well as interesting. Finally, some recommendations are made to promote the use of role play in Bangladeshi classroom of English to develop communicative competence among the learners.