This course is of significant benefit to non-native teachers of students from age 10+ 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
• wish to share ideas on best practice methodologies with colleagues from across Europe
The primary objectives of this 1-week Using Drama in the Classroom course are
• 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 help develop participants’ awareness of tools such as image theatre and the 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 and consolidate participants own language skills
• to establish contacts between teachers from a variety of European backgrounds and facilitate future networking among these professionals.
• to promote awareness of contemporary Ireland
This is a practical, hands-on, participative course which focuses on the application of drama in the classroom. The input sessions are a blend of lecture format and practical activities. Throughout the course participants are encouraged to reflect on their own practice, consider alternative practices and try out a variety of classroom activities through workshops and presentations.
Participants will build up a portfolio of activities for their class and devise and develop a show of their own.
• Increased confidence in introducing drama into the classroom across a range of curriculum subjects
• Greater understanding of students’ needs
• Improved learner outcomes for their students
• 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
• Enhancement of personal English Language skills – reading, writing, speaking. listening, fluency, accuracy
• Sharing of experience and knowledge with professionals from a range of European countries
• Increased knowledge of Irish history and culture
• Knowledge of Erasmus+ potential for professional development
This 1-week course on Using Drama to Enhance Teaching consists of 20 contact hours plus an extensive cultural programme which is directly linked to the morning sessions.
On the final day of the course, the participants engage in a reflection session in which they are encouraged to examine benefits gained from the course and complete a course evaluation form. Participants are encouraged to keep contact via email and private social networking. Regular follow-up contact is made with the participants after completion of the course. Twin English Centre Dublin trainers are available for follow-up advice and support at all times.
To Apply for a Using Drama to Enhance Teaching Course
To make application for Erasmus+ funding for this course or any of our other in-service training courses for teachers please visit your National Agency website for full information on the application process.
About Twin English Centre Dublin
Twin English Centre has a staff of highly qualified, experienced and motivated teacher trainers. They are also practising teachers of English, experienced in using up-to-date methods with learners at all levels of language learning. In addition Twin English Centre Dublin has been providing in-service training courses for teachers from overseas for the last 18 years.
Programme including materials; excursions and activities as outlined in the programme
Host family accommodation; single room; half board
Student Self Catering Accommodation; (July & August and limited availability in June).
Single room with private bathroom; shared kitchen/living room.
5 minutes on foot from Twin Dublin and from city centre.
Airport Transfers (optional)