Taking place in the beautiful cathedral city of Norwich in summer 2022, this popular course provides a unique opportunity to work with colleagues from across the world in a live, face-to-face setting. This two-week residential course will explore approaches to using literature in the language classroom and will introduce you to a wide range of drama games and activities. By the end of the course, you will have built up a repertoire of approaches to incorporating both literature and drama activities into your language teaching. This two-tutor course is led by David Farmer and an additional highly-experienced NILE trainer.

Course fees:
Registration fee: £150
Course fee: £1050
Accommodation: £476 (2 weeks)
This course allows you to explore approaches to using literature in the language classroom and will introduce you to a wide range of drama games and activities. Sessions on the use of literature will focus on ways of promoting the habit of extensive reading and developing creative response strategies to encourage learners to become more active readers. Drama sessions are designed to boost confidence, creativity and spontaneity through role-play, drama games and improvisation. By the end of the course, you will have built up a repertoire of approaches to incorporating both literature and drama activities into your language teaching.
Literature and Drama in Language Teaching includes content drawn from some or all of the following areas:
• Motivating, sustaining and monitoring extensive reading
• Creative approaches to reader response
• Encouraging less motivated learners
• Developing vocabulary and improving literacy
• Using drama to enhance the course book and address cross-curricular themes
• Developing storytelling and characters through drama games and strategies
• Exploring and performing contemporary texts and scripts
• Animating poetry and Shakespeare through accessible performance techniques
• Contrasts between dramatic dialogue and natural spoken discourse
• Introduction to Augusto Boal and other important drama practitioners
• Micro-teaching and sharing of drama teaching approaches