Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Michael Jerald

Second Advisor

Jack Millet


This paper is a handbook of initiative games, theater games and improvisations especially adapted for use in the foreign language classroom. It includes games for small children, older children and adults. It can be used with classes of all levels. The games are described with recommendations for their use. Background information on the theory behind theater games, their use in the classroom, and an annotated bibliography of further sources are included.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development