Drama for Language Teaching & Learn English through Drama
RESERVING NOW for Drama for Language Teaching ZOOM coursenew date February 2024! We have just finalized our next Learn English Through Drama LIVE course to start Mon Eve April 29th 2024. Please sign up for our Mailing List so that we can contact you when the next options are finalized!
We have options for Learning English Through Drama (live class) and for Drama for Language Teaching (Zoom class)
This course is a unique opportunity for students to improve your English language learning and/or teaching skills while exploring your creative side. See our testimonials below!
Additionally, we offer custom designe Erasmus training and other group options. Click here to inquire: Contact Us.
Read more about how dynamic our online classes are in “Our Kind of ZOOM”.
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Course#17: Drama for Language Teaching- on ZOOM 12-week course begins Monday evenings February 5th-April 22nd, 2024
Course #18: Learn English Through Drama LIVE new 8-week course runs Mondays starting April 29th. Details below!
FACILITATOR: Our CELT qualified facilitator, Miriam Stewart, of Embodied English https://www.embodiedenglish.net/ has developed this unique course for the creatively-minded ESL student. In a fun and supportive environment you can improve your language skills through acting techniques, including voice and body work, improvisation, and some script work.
Our live class size is limited to 10 students in order to ensure the maximum level of attention for all participants. Course details are below, use our contact form to reserve your place.
“I’ve attended the course “Drama for Language Teaching” with Miriam Stewart and it has been a revelation! I’ve learnt drama techniques and activities that are able to motivate my students. I’ve learnt how to create my activities myself using embodied language. I’ve been a witness of how a teacher can be inclusive through Miriam’s approach and communication with her students. I recommend this course to all teachers who are looking for something new, effective and motivating! :-)” – Paola Inzoli
“The English through drama course has been one of the best artistic experience in my life. Miriam is amazing! She is an excellent drama teacher, able to create a beautiful artistic enviroment. In the heart of Dublin I found a spot in which to be myself… I will always be grateful to Miriam and to the Flying Turtle for both this great opportunity and unforgettable experience“. – Maria Ida Sorrentino
“I have known Flying Turtle since I still was in Brazil and couldn’t wait for the moment to be back to my Drama classes in Dublin. Putting the teaching of English together with Drama was an absolutely incredible idea. If you have the opportunity to attend this course, don’t think twice, DO IT. The structure of the school is wonderful and the teacher is an angel on earth. You will love it as I loved. Hope to be back soon to attend a regular course”. – Milton Marcel0
“Miriam is such a great teacher and drama facilitator. She creates the perfect atmosphere for the students to feel comfortable and learn at the same time. There is a variety of activities and games designed to inspire and create new things. More important, it was loads of FUN! Highly recommended!”— Modesto Corderi.
“A heartfelt thanks to super-duper teacher and teacher trainer Miriam from Flying Turtle Pro for having given me the opportunity to explore the English Language from a different angle…through DRAMA and IMPROV techniques she is a master of and a whiz at. I have benefited greatly from such engaging, edifying and well-structured courses – “Drama for Language Teaching” and “Learn English Through Drama”. Over the last 8 weeks I have broadened my knowledge in the field of Drama-based teaching internalising new techniques and methods to bring theatre into the classroom in order to give my students the chance of triggering and enjoying the process of language learning. Miriam has set a stimulating, action-based environment where my colleagues, fellow students and I could act out…performing the most amazing sketches as well as learning and working on the process of screenwriting. Despite the unprecedented circumstances we are currently experiencing due to the pandemic outburst, Miriam build up a positive and empowering learning environment even at a distance thanks to her charisma, verve and expertise (and His Majesty Zoom of course :-D) bridging cultural gaps, overcoming language barriers and helping us unwinding for 90 minutes from our daily chores through a mindfulness-based approach, thereby training our mind to reconnect with our body, emotions and behaviour. Miriam’s endless enthusiasm, unconditional love for Drama-based teaching and relentless commitment made the courses a one of a kind experience.” – Valeria De Felice
“From the beginning I was very excited about this course and it did not disappoint me. We had lots of fun playing improv games, practising storytelling and scene studies. Now I feel more confident with my communication skills in English and my drama skills. Thanks again for a wonderful course. ” – Alin Chirculescu
“Amazing course. Highly recommended.” Ida Kahlo.
“It was fun spending time with Miriam and the others! That was also such a rewarding experience that I will always remember and untilize it throughout my future career!. ” – Emin Sert
Current & Upcoming Options
Course #17: Drama for Language Teaching - (12-week) ZOOM - Starts February 2024 (Just added!)
Looking for creative ways to engage and inspire your language students?
Join our recently updated Drama for Language Teaching course and learn how to use drama effectively to enhance student comprehension, motivation and confidence in the language classroom. The course is facilitated by Miriam Stewart: CELT trainer, English language teacher and Drama in Education practitioner. This course has been expanded to combine Levels 1 & 2 for a 12-week comprehensive course to include brand new sessions and revised and updated material across the board.. Open to both new and returning participants.
Over the first portion fo the course, we will cover the following topics:
How to gradually introduce drama into the classroom
Improvisation games to enhance language learning
Effective use of role play to develop speaking skills
Embodying language-pronunciation and intonation
In the second half of the course we will cover lesson planning-incorporating drama effectively into the curriculum blending theory with practice, but will also include more specific topics such as:
Teaching skills through drama (reading, writing, listening, speaking)
Specific groups or learner needs, e.g. Business English
Integrating drama into the curriculum
Embodying grammar-designing embodied activities
Exploring your teaching style through drama
Intro to designing a drama workshop or course
Each workshop will be highly interactive, blending theory and practice to instill a sense of the student experience and providing the opportunity to explore your own creativity as a teacher in a fun, relaxed online environment. There will be opportunities to create and present your own lesson plans and to discuss and design activities with others. Both the online and face to face classroom environment will be considered in all sessions.
Class sizes will be small (12 maximum) to ensure quality support and interaction for each participant. Book now to ensure your place!
Access to ZOOM is required for this course.
We will be keeping the same SMALL CLASS SIZE in order to maintain the highest standard of tutoring and full interaction. There will be constant interaction and creative engagement.
You must have a good steady connection to the internet, and a laptop or tablet device with a camera and microphone (smart phone alone will not suffice for this course) in order to participate in this class on ZOOM. It will be important that you are in a quiet location where you can stand, move around and make noise!
When: Mondays 6:00-8:00pm, February 5th-April 22nd, 2024
Course 18#: Learn English Through Drama (8-week) LIVE Course Starts April 29th 2024
This 8-class course focuses on developing confident, creative communication skills through improvisation, scene study, storytelling and pronunciation work. Develop your speaking skills and rediscover the physical and emotional side of language in a fun, relaxed environment supported by our drama instructor and English language teacher Miriam Stewart. In our final class there will be an opportunity to share some of our rehearsed work.
Suitable for English learners from B1 level and above.
This course will be LIVE at the Flying Turtle Studio and will have options for sanitation, ventilation and a HEPA air filter.
When: Monday Evenings 7:00-8:30pm, April 29th - June 17th, 2024