Curiosity is a compelling quality that all children own. Curiosity drives children to learn, explore, and experiment everything that surrounds them – this is the main reason why children make ideal language learners.
The secret to teaching a second language successfully is to fuel a child’s curiosity and keep it burning bright. This is not an easy endeavour, particularly because children have short attention spans and difficulty focusing for lengths of time.
Curiosity can be continually stimulated using a multisensory theatrical approach. Theatre and play provide ideal instruments in helping children focus their energies and improve their communication skills by learning actively and creatively.
Theatre games encourage children to express themselves freely through, role-playing, puppetry, mime, body language, eye contact and facial expressions and encourage the development of a child’s memory and vocabulary.
The techniques offer an added benefit to children, especially those who may be shy and embarrassed to open up in a group or classroom setting, to communicate freely and openly with others. This allows the children to grow their interpersonal and emotional skills and help shape them to be well-rounded students.
In this course, you will learn that by adapting some simple theatrical techniques, you can energize children and make your English instruction active, fun, exciting and above all, totally unique.