Drama activities can SPICE up your ELT Classroom to engage and include all students in a joyful action packed experience where you can achieve more effective outcomes especially in the Speaking Skills. The basic theory behind Drama in Education will be covered briefly but learning the HOW of putting Drama into practice will take priority. You will experience activities to improve confidence, communication skills, body language, voice production and fluency. Activities include breathing, body and voice exercises borrowed from stagecraft, language games, improvisations and role play. By the end of the course you will be able to take both yourselves and your students from wailing “I can’t….” to shouting “I CAN!”
Do you have some challenging students in some of your English language classes?
Do you get frustrated with current methodology?
Do you want to reach these students and engage them?
Do you support inclusion?
Do you want to change the refrain from “I can’t” to “I can”
If you answered yes to some of these questions this course is for you! You do not need to have any acting skills in order to benefit from this course.
In this course you will learn how to distinguish between doing Drama and doing Theatre with your students so that Drama is considered an essential element for all in the regular English language classrooms. You will learn how to keep the text but change the task so that learning English becomes much more effective and fun for your students. You will find that through doing Drama your “discipline” problems will dissipate and you will be able to motivate your students to want to learn and use the language, especially to communicate with confidence. You will find out how to train your students to use body language and to control their voices to express themselves more fluently and comfortably. Students’ well being is an integral component in Drama work and leads to better relationships for all in a safe environment where respect for effort and participation is top priority.
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Personal Learning - $59
In this course, you will read articles recommended by the instructor, watch four recorded sessions, and answer four discussion questions. This is not a live course, however, working through these steps will certainly add to your knowledge base. Teachers’ feedback on this original live course was extremely positive!
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Professional Development Hours Certified - $79
If you would like to receive a Certificate of Completion verifying 20 hours of professional development credit, email your answers to the discussion questions in a separate word document to su*****@iT**.pro for evaluation.
Our iTDi team will review your submissions, and confirm that you have invested time into your answers, reflected on your own context, and received a valuable professional development experience.
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As always, iTDi believes that all teachers deserve the same opportunity to improve themselves. Therefore, a limited number of scholarships will be available for this course. Please apply through our scholarship application.
About Susan Hillyard:
Now based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Susan has work experience in seventeen countries as a teacher, Head of Department, Director, speaker, workshop facilitator, consultant, researcher, Professor, materials writer, webinar presenter and on-line tutor. She was a Professor at two training colleges in Buenos Aires. She has co-authored a Resource Book for Teachers Global Issues for OUP and also TDI-TKT On-line Course for Pearson, New York. She has been involved with two Theatre in Education troupes as diction teacher and as an adviser. Former Coordinator, English in Action, in Special Education, Ministry of Education, City of Bs As, Argentina, training 20 teachers, through blended learning courses, to teach English through Drama in Special Education.
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