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.
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.
Welcoming and teambuilding activities
Presentation of participants and organizations
Introduction to the subject
Theory Behind the power of Arts
CLIL – Content an Language integrated learning
Music for foreign language learning
Drama games for foreign language learning - Vocabulary
Improvisation and controlled activities
Verbal and Non Verbal communication
The power of songs in language learning
The phonetic understanding of language through singing
Empathy and critical thinking – Human Interaction
Story telling for language learning
Role play - The use of the technology in language learning
Setting up a lesson plan
Improvement/ Evaluation feedback.
The course will take place in Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. During the course there might be some visits in schools.
Course Dates 2024
8 - 12 July
Note: Dates and Program may be subject to change