140 – Storytelling and Drama with Young Learners

Course Description: This course presents possible approaches to using skill based instruction in teaching kids the discovery and construction of meaning supported through visuals, mime, gesture, voice and characterization. In this way, stories provide a natural, relevant and enjoyable context for exposure to language and an opportunity to familiarize children with the sounds, rhythm and intonation of English. Through storytelling and drama in class, children also develop learning strategies and thinking skills, such as predicting, hypothesizing, guessing and inferring meaning. The participants will use stories and narrative conventions which the kids are familiar with in their own language and discover how to transfer this familiarity into a willingness to listen to and participate in stories in English.   Prerequisites:     Aims: The course intends to give participants insights into: raising kids’ interest, participation, creative thinking developing their kinaesthetic learning and collaboration creating a desire in children to continue learning utilising young learners’ imagination in class developing  secure and shared … Continue reading 140 – Storytelling and Drama with Young Learners