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.