The idea behind our method is that inhibitions and fears – that often kick in when we try to speak a foreign language – are easily forgotten when playing a character. Students are focused purely on the situation, on how to communicate, on the story to tell, and feel more compelled to actively express themselves.
Also, releasing physical tension, playing, moving, singing, are all ways to see the foreign language as a moment of fun and communication. Finally, working as a group towards a performance, helps confidence and encourages team building.
For advanced students we offer more complex sessions, with learning objectives focused on AS and A2 syllabus. To this end, the workshops will focus on topics such as immigration, relationships or racism. Some dramatic texts by famous playwrights in the target language might also be included.
ENGLISH AS FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Identical in approach to the Italian and French sessions but aimed at international students wishing to improve their English. Through theatre games, improvisations, role playing and – for the advanced – scene work using classic British plays, we encourage students to overcome their fears, practice pronunciation as well as grammar, and have fun whilst improving their speaking skills.