Informal Foreign Language Learning through Drama Pedagogy and Theatre Techniques 

 

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 which can be applied in various contexts in language teaching. They will go live at schools to watch drama 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:

Introduction and Theory

Presentation of participants

Primary Q& A considering drama and Language teaching.

Theory in practice; Physical workshop.

Language workshop.

Theory focus: motivation, emergence of communication, awareness of surrounding, introvert extrovert, unconscious-conscious, aesthetics, performing.

Day 2:

Improvisation and Controlled Activities

Intrinsic human truth

How does drama address different type of students?

Controlled improvisation for different ages. 

Live Case study children ages from 4-6

Three Improvisations for different ages. (focusing on input and output)

Develop empathy and critical thinking through situations.

Design a drama based lesson for vocabulary learning.

Day 3:Verbal -The Body- and non Verbal- Voice- communication.

Visual, props, creativity, Acting through singing. 

Improvisation

Design a drama based lesson for  phonetic competence

 

Day 4:

Lesson Planning Drama based activities.

Improvisation

Live Case study at kindergarten: children ages from 2 till 3.5.

Design a drama based method lesson on narrative abilities.

Day 5: 

Representation of lesson designs and how can they improve.

Practical work on adults.

Open discussions on what has been learnt and mentioned in the workshop.

Improvement/ Evaluation feedback. 

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 2020

11 - 14 May

6 -10  July 

7 - 11  Seprtember

12 - 16 October

Dates of courses 2021

22 - 26 February 

12- 16 April 

14 - 18 June

22 - 26 November

AMusEd

70009039

Souliou 4, 2018, Strovolos, Nicosia, Cyprus

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