Using Drama to Enhance Teaching

Using Drama to Enhance Teaching

Using Drama to Enhance Teaching

Increase learner participation and knowledge retention by introducing Drama into the classroom

This course is ideal for non-native English speaking teachers who wish to introduce drama into their classrooms as a way to stimulate students interest in a range of subjects. At the same time, this can help students to increase their confidence and skills of self-expression. Much of the content features practical, hands-on sessions focused on the application of drama in the classroom – refreshing and stimulating for Tutor and participants alike.

This is the ideal course for those who wish to introduce the use of drama and improvisation in their classrooms as a way of stimulating their students interest in a range of subjects.

Fast Facts

Price from
€525 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Location
Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

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  • Options
  • Breakdown
  • Objectives & Outcomes
  • Sample Timetable

Options

Option 1

Using Drama to Enhance Teaching tuition only

Duration One week   Two weeks
Code  TED 15.1    n/a
Training
hours
 20 hours    n/a
Dates  16 August 2021    n/a
Price  €525    n/a

You can choose to add English tuition to your course

Option 2

Language then Using Drama to Enhance Teaching

Choose one week of English tuition only (20 hours), followed by one week of Using Drama to Enhance Teaching (20 hours). 

Duration Two weeks
Code TED 16.2
Training hours 40 hours 
Dates 9 August 2021
Price €895

Breakdown

Topics

Using Drama to Enhance Teaching

  • Introduction to Using Drama; Forum and Image Theatre
  • Using improvisation in the classroom
  • Devising a show for a drama class
  • Working with Text
  • Working with Voice
  • Workshop: Presentations

Intensive English

  • Receptive and productive skills
  • Practice emphasising speaking and listening skills
  • Communicating effectively and flexibly through English in the real-world

Competences

  • Linguistic: Grammatical, lexical and phonological
  • Strategic: Interaction, compensation and repair
  • Pragmatic: Functional language and discourse management

Fluency Development

Asking for and giving information and opinions, expressing a point of view, persuading, agreeing and disagreeing

Objectives & Outcomes

Learning objectives

  • To develop and consolidate participants’ own language skills
  • To familiarise participants with key strategies for using drama in the classroom for students aged 10+
  • To help develop participants’ skills in the use of improvisation in the classroom
  • To develop participants’ awareness of tools such as image theatre and use of texts
  • To help develop participants devise, develop and present a show for their own class
  • To improve participants’ confidence in their own lesson delivery
  • To provide an opportunity to develop/consolidate participants own language skills
  • To establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals

 

Course outcomes

  • Enhancement of personal English Language skills  

  • Increased confidence in introducing drama into the classroom across a range of curriculum subjects 

  • Greater understanding of students’ needs; improved learner outcomes  

  • Greater awareness of participants’ awareness of tools such as image theatre and the use of texts  

  • Increased confidence to help develop participants’ devise, develop and present a show for their own class 

  • Sharing of experience and knowledge with professionals from a range of European countries 

  • Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development  

Sample Timetable

Timetables will vary depending on the course option. Below is a sample timetable of the two-week Language then Using Drama to Enhance Teaching

Week 1

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00- 10:50 Placement Test/Evaluation of Speaking Skills    Induction  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences   Review & progress test  Consolidation of language/ further skills practice
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00 Introduction to class project. Building linguistic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Building linguistic, strategic and pragmatic competences  Public presentation of project. Feedback on learner outcomes 
Lunch          
pm Visits Self-guided cultural activities Self-guided cultural activities Self-guided cultural activities Self-guided cultural activities Self-guided cultural activities

Weekend

Informal learning; Self-guided research and cultural visits with guidelines from Twin English Centre, Dublin.

Week 2

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-10:50 Introductions and Course Outline Working with your Voice and Body  Using Improvisation in the Classroom 

Working with Text:          From Page to Stage

Presentation of Forum Theatre pieces 
Coffee Break          
11:10-13:00

Drama Games
Introduction to Image Theatre

 

Introduction to Forum Theatre
Workshop: Devising a Show

 
Workshop – devising a show for the drama classroom  Workshop – devising a show for the drama classroom  Course review and evaluation Establishing guidelines for future contact and networking 
Lunch          
pm Visits Orientation tour of Dublin  Henrietta St Museum  Backstage at the National Theatre  National Gallery  Self-guided cultural visit 

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London OID E10074930
Fast Facts

Price from
€525 

Duration
One & Two weeks

Locations
Dublin

English Level
Upper Intermediate

Contact us >
Download calendar and rates

OID
Dublin - E10161024
London - E10074930

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