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Drama and improvisation for teachers with Peter Dyer

The one-week intensive course is an exciting journey into the world of improvisation and theatre, where teachers can explore their individual inner creativity and imagination. The activities we will try together on the course can be used in any classroom to help students use the language they are learning in creative and innovative ways, boosting their confidence not only in the classroom but also in their future professional and social lives.
Peter Dyer

Duration

1 week 25x60min

Schedule

8-12.7.2024

Form

group tuition in person

Number of students

max. 12 participants

Level

Overview of available dates

Selecting a specific course is done at point of purchase

Monday to Friday

9:30-16:15
Date
08.07.2024 - 12.07.2024

About course

The week-long intensive course Drama and Improvisation for Teachers is designed for educators who want to improve their classroom speech and presentation and bring new interactive elements into the classroom. It is recommended that participants be at least at an intermediate level of English, as the course uses English only as a vehicle for teaching other skills.

We begin by working on relaxing the participants and creating a comfortable, confidential and cooperative environment. Proven methods will free us from self-doubt and criticism, opening the door to a free space where we can easily share ideas with each other. Over the duration of the course, we progressively hone different methods and techniques to find our own inner resources to invent and create collaborative games. At the same time, we learn a wide range of exceptional practices that will enrich every classroom.

We will learn vocal and physical improvisation, explore the language of human gesticulation in improvisation, develop play and dialogue, and move into individual and group story sharing. Learn how to use visual elements in speech through improvisational role play and creative writing. Practice applying speaking activities in the classroom to relax students’ speech and also develop their creative writing through, for example, practicing pair and group role plays based on simple improvisational prompts, or through vocal improvisation activities to develop spontaneity and imagination.  Each practice also has a positive effect on strengthening cooperation and cohesion in the classroom, which multiplies the benefits of these methods for improving the quality of the teaching process.

At the end of the course participants can expect an overall improvement in their own expression – working consciously with intonation, word stress, and pause, thus becoming more motivated speakers in the classroom as well as in everyday social interactions.

Who is the course for

The one-week intensive course is designed for teachers who want to enrich their communication and collaboration skills and pass them on to their students. No prior knowledge in this area is required, but participants should be at least at an intermediate level of English to be able to fully immerse themselves in all the activities. The course is suitable for teachers who are prepared to try out the activities in person and freely share their ideas with other course participants.

What you will get from this course?

  • Ideas to strengthen cooperation and cohesion within the group, easily applied in the classroom
  • Exploring ways to improve our speech as teachers – we will focus on word stress, intonation, pauses, etc.
  • Stock vocal improvisation activities to develop spontaneity and imagination
  • Practicing creative vocal and physical storytelling techniques for individual and group applications
  • Skill in using visual means to create stories and role play
  • Pair and group role play training based on simple improvisational cues
  • Ideas on how speech can be enlivened by a variety of means when reading any simple text
  • Overall improvement of your own speech, making you a more motivating speaker in the professional and social spheres
  • Inspiring discussions and sharing of experiences in a small group of like-minded teachers

In 2020, we became the first language school in Slovakia to attain international accreditation from EAQUALS, and to date, we remain the only one in Slovakia with this distinction. EAQUALS serves as the guarantor of quality language education for schools in an international setting.

 

Experience what The Bridge has to offer

Experience European quality at The Bridge. Our school prioritizes the quality of teaching, backed by international accreditations from EAQUALS and EMCC, as well as a collaboration with TrackTest.eu. At The Bridge, you can expect an individualized approach even in group courses.

We boast an international team of highly educated professionals certified to teach English as a foreign language. Our internal assessment system for tutors aligns with the exacting standards of the Cambridge English Teaching Framework.

At The Bridge, we not only teach you English but also guide you in learning it effectively. In addition to the course, you will have access to our well-equipped library, workshops, webinars, and numerous complimentary activities designed for your benefit.

Teacher

Peter Dyer

Peter has worked as a professional actor in Australia (Peter Tabor) on stage, in film and television and radio. He has run workshops and given individual coaching to professional and aspiring actors.
Peter is a secondary teacher in Drama and Media Arts. He is also an English language teacher and Business English trainer. He lives in Paris and runs workshops for business groups and individuals in presentation skills, body language and voice and runs improvisation workshops for business groups.
He has worked with the Pilgrims Teacher Training organisation for over 25 years training teachers in using drama and improvisation skills for Primary and Secondary students. Peter uses improvisation as methodology for teachers and students to free the imagination and creativity within each individual and to speak more fluently and spontaneously extending these activities to writing.
Peter writes articles for magazines and is finally finishing his book on the use of improvisation for the language classroom.

Price

For all our clients we provide the following services

  • Students´ learning style
  • Student needs analysis
  • Recources for self-study and library
  • Refreshments provided for face-to-face lessons on the premises
  • 25 hours of interactive workshops
  • Admission and exit testing
  • Study material
  • The Bridge Certificate
  • 6 x coaching for personal and professional development
  • 10 x individual consultations with a teacher trainer

Basic

1 week
25x60min
  • 25 hours of interactive workshops
  • Admission and exit testing
  • Study material
  • The Bridge Certificate
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625 €
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Premium

1 week
25x60min
  • 25 hours of interactive workshops
  • Admission and exit testing
  • Study material
  • The Bridge Certificate
  • 6 x coaching for personal and professional development
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1135 €
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Executive

1 week
25x60min
  • 25 hours of interactive workshops
  • Admission and exit testing
  • Study material
  • The Bridge Certificate
  • 6 x coaching for personal and professional development
  • 10 x individual consultations with a teacher trainer
1685 €
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Reference

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