340 – Creative Drama in ELT for Primary and Secondary learners

Course Description:

This is a practical course exploring how to use drama ELT classroom to examine the rich tapestry of literature and performance in the dramatic arts and to study theoretical and literary perspectives, and performance techniques. It involves lots of lesson ideas to enhance students’ communicative skills for all age groups.

It focuses on assessing the benefits of using drama in the teaching of English to increase students’ motivation and self-confidence, as well as meeting the aims of integrating drama activities in English classes together with crucial theoretical and practical insights into performance techniques, and dramaturgical approaches.








Requirements for a Certificate:

Minimum attendance requirement is 75% of course events.

Assessed portfolio work for practical tasks like group and individual planning, observation, demonstration, micro-teaching, discussion and feedback sessions.

1000-word end of course Reflective Essay.





Course Outline:

340.01 – Types of drama activities mime, role play, simulation, scripts

340.02 – Drama techniques for teaching English: still image – freeze-framing

340.03 – what the character says

340.04 – writing in someone else’s shoes

340.05 – character outline on the wall

340.06 – interviewing the character

340.07 – reading someone else’s mind

340.08 – angels and demons

340.09 – marking your territory

340.10 – stand out from the crowd

340.11 – relationship maps

340.12 – most significant moments, and more …