Training

Teach English Through Drama And Motivational Activities

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Educo is proud to introduce a funny and powerful 4 day training event with fantastic Romina Tappi.

Emotion is the engine, drama is the vehicle!

EDUCO’s methodology follows the theories (and results) of many accredited linguists and classroom practitioners. This workshop will explore these theories using scripts, songs and drama based language activities, with emotions as the engine and drama techniques as the vehicle. Using Educo’s holistic approach to learning, TEATRINO has for many years entertained and motivated students through T.I.E. TEATRINO puts into practice the theory that second language teaching should focus on encouraging ‘natural’ acquisition and providing input that emotionally stimulates the learner. The experience is memorable because the students are emotionally involved and having fun! With TEATRINO students acquire the linguistic skills they need for communication without realizing they are learning. Drama is a learning medium rooted in a child’s experience of play and has a fundamental and valid place as a powerful ESL teaching tool. Educational practices and developments are definitely a ‘work in progress’, so lose your inhibitions, have fun, and Aspire to Inspire!

Programme:
1. Physical and vocal warm-ups
2. Phonetics exercises: fluency, intonation, pronunciation, rhythm, volume
3. Exercises in paralinguistic communication, mime and body language
4. Using Drama as a teaching tool
5. Music and songs in the classroom
6. Action and grammar games
7. Story telling techniques
8. Using emotional involvement in the classroom
9. How to set up an English Show
10. How to motivate students

TIMETABLE:

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 – 12:30 Warm-up & workshops
12:30 – 14:30 lunch and break
14:30 – 18:30 Workshops
18:30 – 19:30 Break
20:00 – Deenner & Free Time

Romina Tappi (Educo Artistic Director)
Romina has been the Artistic Director of TEATRINO for the last 17 years and a Teacher Trainer for just as long. As a graduate of the School of Creative Arts, Wollongong University (Australia) her training and skill set has been put to good use, working both behind the scenes and centre stage under the spot light. Born in Italy but growing up in Australia, Romina brings a bilingual conversion of culture to the mix, with a work history in theatre, tv, radio, music performance and drama teaching. During her time in Italy, she’s written 10 variations of popular fairytales with original scores and songs, not to mention hundreds of theatrical sketches, workshops and didactic materials for actors, tutors and teachers. She’s trained thousands of facilitators including; tutors and camp directors for English summer camps; actors from around the globe for T.I.E. tours; teachers of English in various countries from all scholastic levels. She’s been invited to speak at numerous ESL conferences over the years and has been directly involved in both European and International projects with Italian students and teachers. Aspire to Inspire has always been her motto!

Choose the course near you and check out details of dates and costs on Educo website.

February 24-27 – Hotel Ambasciatori Viale Vespucci 22 Marina Centro – Rimini
March 3-6 – Hotel San Giorgio Via Prenestina, 31 Fiuggi (FR)
March 10-13 – Grand Hotel Villa Itria Via Antonio Aniante, Viagrande (CT)

The course is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. For information: formazione@educoitalia.it, tel 0184.1956219.
Online registration on Educo website: http://corsi.educoitalia.it/mappa.

 

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