Theater Night Requirement

Theater Night is an important component of the African language learning experience at Harvard. All students enrolled in ALP courses are required to participate in Theater Night which carries is a significant weight in the course grading scheme.

Theater Night offers students a valuable opportunity to showcase oral skills in their language of study. The live audience setting which comprises some native speakers of the languages performed provides students a conducive environment to express themselves creatively and get great feedback on their progress.

Academically, Theater Night places a strict practical requirement on students to extensively practice their language of study in preparation for their performance. Successful creation and presentation of a performance requires active collaboration among students, which is a vital activity in language learning. The effectiveness of Theater Night in incorporating many valuable academic activities into the language learning experience make it an important academic requirement which counts towards a student's success in the African Language Program.