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Teaching English through Drama:

Dramatic Questions, Dramatic Answers!


A session of the Electronic Village Online, a project of the CALL Interest Section of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc).


From theater games to role plays to full-scale productions, language teachers throughout the world have long recognized the value of drama in all its forms.This year, marks the sixth TESOL-Drama EVO session.

This year's workshop is learner centered,developing from the interests of participants. In the first week, participants describe their interests, issues, projects and vision. Our host of moderators will then initiate some threads that will act as the discussion format for the six weeks. Moderators are TESOL DRAMA leaders:

GARY CARKIN, NIGEL CAPLAN, JUDY TRUPIN, SARAH DODSON-KNIGHT, SUSAN HILLYARD, FERNANDA MOLLA, YORDANA HRISTOZOVA, GEORGE PLAUTZ, JULIE O'SULLIVAN and SHIN-MEI KAO

The workshop will be beneficial to teachers of all levels. Only moderate technical knowledge necessary for e-mails and online chat through either SKYPE or Yahoo Messenger.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:

* Adapting classroom texts to drama activities

* Role play

* Storytelling

* Poetry

* Improvisation

* Helping students value learning language through drama

* Technical aspects of production

* Drama games

* Using applied drama and/or process drama

Visit our previous years: 2008 -
Getting Started with Drama

2007 - Readers' Theater
2006 -
Drama in SLA
2005 Drama Techniques 2004 -Let's Put on a Play

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