Festival of english speaking theatre

Using drama in the classroom

Interactive workshop for English teachers with PaedDr. Zuzana Duchoňová

About me:

I graduated English at Pedagogy Faculty of Constantine the Philosopher in Nitra. Since 2001 I have worked as a teacher of English at primary and secondary schools, since 2013 I have worked as a methodologist and teacher trainer at the Methodological Centre in Bratislava.

I specialize in creative writing, drama and teaching English without materials (Dogma methodology). Every year I organize a lecturer the courses and workshops of creative writing and drama where the participants (English teachers) have the opportunity practise the creative and drama techniques in teaching English for training of communication by creating authentic communication situations.

Educational programs on drama and Experience-based learning which I am the author and referee are accredited by the Ministry of Education and teachers may attend them as a part of continuing education. The study materials and publications issued by the MPC in Bratislava were written for the participants of training program, as well.

Zuzana Duchoňová

About workshop:

1. Meeting with Drama and acquaintance with dramatic art (characteristic of drama, dramatic art, and dramatic play), the importance of drama to the development of critical thinking, communication skills and socialization.

2. Drama in ESL (the using of drama for motivation, entertainment and education), the types of games (Warm-ups, Ensemble Building, Break out of Shell, Focus on Creativity and Imagination, Improvisation and characterization)

3. Dramatic techniques and dramatic activities (Pre-drama, Drama, Calm-Down, Reflection and Self-reflection).

4. Inclusion of drama in ESL through body language, role play, didactic play, dramatic play, creative play, improvisation, experience-based learning.

You can choose either
Thursday – 15:00 – 18:00
Friday – 15:00 – 18:00

Useful and practical materials for the 3-hour long workshop are included in the price.

I´m looking forward to having fun with you!