140 – Storytelling and Drama with Young Learners

$150.00

140 – Storytelling and Drama with Young Learners

20-hour Online Teacher Development Course

  • on-demand input videos and downloadable resources
  • interactive exercises, tasks for the classroom
  • face-to-face interviews and feedback sessions

Description

20-hour Online Teacher Development Course

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.

 

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 social experiences
  • improving children?s listening and concentrating skills
  • increase kids general knowledge through stories and drama