Improv Group

Drama and Music games for foreign language learning

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES:

The aim of the course has to offer an inside of how drama pedagogy can be applied to school subjects specifically to foreign language teaching. The participants will practice theatre techniques and games that can be applied in their classroom environment. They will focus on drama methodology; improvisations, verbal-non verbal playing techniques, singing, singing games, music and rhythmic activities which can be applied in various contexts in language teaching. They will go live at schools to watch drama and music based lessons which will benefit them for investigating live case studies. Finally the participants will be able to create lesson plans and design workshops that will benefit and target their learners.

METHOD:

The workshop will be a drama based method which is an integrated  and inventive practice based method. It focuses on investigating embodied inquiries and communication in the field of practice. Due to drama’s creative characteristics and, when used as a methodology, allows the participants to engage emotionally or rationally. Drama has the potential as a method to bring in light new evaluations through metaphors, images spoken or unspoken in a dramatic fiction. Its exploratory nature allows the researcher to explore embodied and sharing knowledge through practice.

PROGRAM

Day 1:

Welcoming and teambuilding activities

Presentation of participants and organizations

Introduction to the subject

Day 2:

Theory Behind the power of Arts
CLIL – Content an Language integrated learning
Music for foreign language learning
Drama games for foreign language learning - Vocabulary

Day 3:
Improvisation and controlled activities
Verbal and Non Verbal communication
The power of songs in language learning
The phonetic understanding of language through singing

Day 4:

Empathy and critical thinking  – Human Interaction
Story telling for language  learning
Role play - The use of the technology in language learning

Day 5: 

Motivation

Setting up a lesson plan

Discussion

Improvement/ Evaluation feedback. 

Award Ceremony 

COURSE VENUE: 

 

The course will take place in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. During the course there might be some visits in schools.

Dates of courses 2021

14/6-18/6/21

22/11-26/11/21

Dates of courses 2022

14/02 - 18/02/2022

25/04 - 29/04/2022

27/06 - 01/07/2022

22/08 - 26/08/2022