Drama activities for Language Learning
Drama activities have been used to teach foreign languages for a very long time and yet they are still sometimes viewed as something which is just for the high achievers and the extroverts. In fact, drama as a tool for learning is something that can be incorporated into almost every class, and it doesn’t necessarily require acting skills, or lots of time or practice. But its potential to promote learning is high. It’s a great way to bring to life the language in the coursebook and to make it meaningful and memorable, and on top of this it’s fun. This six-day course for practising language teachers will equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to conduct drama activities with the students they teach in their own contexts.
It will focus on key drama and language learning activities such as mime, improvisation activities, and creating and performing a script. At the same time it will explore how these activities can provide a motivating and learning rich route into second language development. The course will end with a performance of what has been worked on. No previous experience of drama or acting is required in order to take part in the course.
- Drama games and warm up activities
- Mime and physical drama activities
- Drama as a way to build group dynamics
- Drama and pronunciation
- Roleplay and simulation
- Simple and advanced improvisation activities
- Puppetry and masks
- The skills of storytelling
- Working with scripts
- Turning a script into a piece of theatre
- Strategies for play creation
- Setting up and running a drama club
- The rehearsal process
- Remote theatre techniques
- Final performances and feedback and evaluation
This course is based on practical classroom-based activities developed by experienced teachers and trainers. After the course, participants will have more self-confidence to work with drama activities in their own classes. They will have the skills and knowledge to set up, manage and evaluate a drama club for foreign language development or to incorporate drama activities into their regular classes. They will have been made aware of a range of practical ideas for incorporating drama activities into the foreign language curriculum.
ABOUT THE TRAINER
Nick Bilbrough is a teacher, teacher-trainer and author of resource books for teachers. He has taught and trained language teachers in many diverse contexts in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe. He is also the founder and coordinator of the award-winning UK registered charity, The Hands Up Project, which provides learning opportunities for young people, mostly in Palestine, through online conversation, storytelling and drama activities.
31st August – 5th September 2020
Course fee: EUR 500
The course includes training and working materials, organisational costs and administration costs.
The course fee must be paid 45 days prior to the start of the course.
Cancellation charges: EUR 350.
Upon completion of the course, each participant will be awarded a certificate of attendance, together, if requested, with a Europass Mobility Certificate.
Our training courses are tailored to be funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.
For any help with the KA1 application process, or any additional information on our courses, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com
- Lectures 0
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- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 0
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