Drama Courses

Literature and Drama in Language Teaching
Norwich Institute for Language Education, 82 Upper St Giles St. Norwich NR2 1LT.
19-30 August 2019

This two-tutor 50-hour course for English Language Teachers explores literature and drama in the language classroom. We look at how to promote the habit of extensive reading and develop creative response strategies to encourage active reading. The drama sessions aim to boost confidence and spontaneity through role-play, games and improvisation.

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PowerUp: Drama Games for Language Teaching (Online)
This award-winning online course begins on 23 September and finishes on 13 October 2019.

A unique 3-week online course exploring how to use drama games and strategies to engage students in language learning. The course uses a mix of video clips, interactive activities and detailed explanations with continual support at every stage and detailed feedback on the final project.

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Introducing Drama in the Primary Curriculum 
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Short Street, London SE1 8LJ. Wednesday 25th September 2019 10:30am – 4:30pm

Learn how to engage KS 1 and KS 2 pupils by using the most important drama strategies including freeze frames, teacher in role, hot-seating, ten-second objects, thought-tracking and many more. Explore how to use these in history, literacy, science – and maths. Take away full notes, support notes and a Certificate of Attendance.

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Developing Drama in the Primary Curriculum 
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Short Street, London SE1 8LJ. Thursday 26th September 2019 10:30am – 4:30pm

Participate in at least five exciting drama lessons for KS 1 and KS 2 on a range of themes including A Midsummer Night’s Dream (KS1/2), Funnybones (KS1), Refugees (KS2), Newspaper Headlines and The King’s Sentence (KS1/2). Take away full notes, lesson plans and a Certificate of Attendance.

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Inspirational Drama in the Primary School
St Andrew’s Church Hall, Short Street, London SE1 8LJ. Thursday 10th October 2019 10:30am – 4:30pm

David Farmer delivers brand new lesson plans from his forthcoming book, suitable for KS2 teachers including The Tempest, YouTubers, Poetry (The Magic Box) and Dramatising Stories. Take away full notes, lesson plans and a Certificate of Attendance.

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Drama Resource offers high quality CPD drama courses for teachers, teaching assistants, freelance drama practitioners, actors and directors. Our drama in education courses explore the role of drama in the creative curriculum and in raising literacy standards. Theatre professionals run masterclasses on directing and devising theatre, improvisation and mask. We welcome visitors to our courses from across the UK as well as many who travel from international locations.

All our drama courses are highly practical and supported by explanatory notes, enabling participants to easily adapt approaches for their own use. In addition to the courses listed on this page, Drama Resource also offers INSET training and CPD to primary schools across the UK, including whole-school training days and twilight sessions.