Although students receive years of foreign language training, they cannot carry their knowledge into daily life. The objective of this research is to determine the impact of using creative drama, a realistic method, during the classes on their French achievement. The research has been conducted in a public university with French preparatory class students. Quantitative data collection method has been benefitted from during the research and a posttest control group quasi-experimental design method has been utilized. The findings of the research show that there has been a positive difference in the French achievement of teacher candidates of the experimental group. The findings pertaining to the journals of the teacher candidates in the experiment group indicate that the in-class education practices have been beneficial and effective. In the light of these findings it has been ascertained that creative drama has a positive effect on the French achievement of students. (C) 2012 Published by Elsevier Ltd.