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Whether you teach from home, in school, in an afterschool program or you're just starting-up, HERE you’ll find a complete online training experience that will provide the practical know-how you’ll need to teach young learners English through drama and creative play.

Join the ONLINE ACADEMY 

If you speak English and love working with children, now is the time to maximize your skills and create new opportunities for yourself.

What is the Kids English Theatre© Online Academy?

This online program provides a complete training experience to equip you with practical skills for teaching young learners (ages 3-10) English using our proven drama-based method.

It’s designed for native and non-native English speakers, experienced teachers, school owners or newbies, who are passionate about teaching children ESL (English as a Second Language) through theatre and creative play, but need professional guidance to develop and shape their teaching skills.

The program follows The Kids English Theatre Progress Path™, which includes 7 Key Steps to teaching English through Theatre. The steps include  Storytelling, Drama & Movement, Puppets & Chants, Language Play, Performance, Lesson Structure & Organization. They are presented in pre-recorded video lessons and supported by a weekly live Q&A and Follow-Up Sessions hosted by the course coach, Miranda Flynn Legge.

The program is centred principally on an active training approach. Lessons are tailored to facilitate and strengthen learning by using practical and clear demonstrations and examples.

The focus is on providing clarity on how to organise and structure your lessons and creative, hands-on drama strategies you can combine with your English language teachings and put into practice straight away.

Our mission is to help you inject theatricality into your lessons and boost your students’ engagement and participation.

This proven content strategy and resources will help grow your confidence. They’ll save you much of the time and energy needed to learn the techniques by yourself.

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Kids English Theatre Method©

The Kids English Theatre Method© is aimed at boosting child development in English as a Second Language (ESL) using theatre-based techniques.

Our unique method combines drama, movement, music, role-play, storytelling, language activities, puppetry, and performance to make English language learning a new and exciting experience for children of all ages and abilities.

Our focus is on creating confident language communicators.

Why use theatre to teach English as a Second Language?

Curiosity is a compelling quality that all children possess. Curiosity drives children to learn, explore, and experiment with everything that surrounds them. This is the main reason why they make ideal language learners.

The secret to teaching a second language is to fuel that curiosity and keep it burning bright.

This is not always easy, particularly because children have short attention spans and difficulty focusing for long periods of time.

A theatrical, multisensory approach has real advantages in stimulating young learners’ curiosity, maintaining their focus, and strengthening their communication skills.

Theatre fosters active learning in the language classroom by encouraging children to express themselves through their bodies, voices, minds, and emotions. It promotes teamwork and creative thinking in a pressure-free setting and allows students to try new things in English without feeling judged.

Whether it’s interpreting a fun character, acting out a sketch, singing a chant, or animating a puppet, students are able to memorize vocabulary and grammatical structures in a fast and natural way.

Through theatre, children can grow their interpersonal and emotional skills and ultimately become confident language communicators – a valuable life skill.

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You're in the right place if:

  • You’re confused how to structure and organise your lessons
  • You’re having difficulty keeping your students focused and motivated
  • You’re overwhelmed and unclear how to manage your class
  • You want to enjoy your lessons more and be the best teacher you can be
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Who is the Online Training Program for?

Seasoned  Language Teachers

You want to break-free from routine. You’re looking for structure, inspiration and  fresh ideas to combine with your existing skill set.

You want to master new techniques in drama and creative play to energize and stimulate your students and also gain more personal enjoyment and fulfilment.

Experienced  Language Teachers

You want to grow professionally and stand out from the competition.

You’re looking for clarity and direction. You want a proven content strategy plan that will take your teaching to the next level and a bumper supply of go-to activities that save you time and energy when preparing lessons.

Newbie Language Teachers

You want to get a head start in teaching English through drama. You want to avoid the insecurity of starting alone or wasting time by learning through guess work or trial and error.

You want fast results and need step-by-step guidance and support in understanding the practicalities of teaching English through drama and play.

In the Online Program, you’ll learn:

  • A content strategy plan. How to organise, structure and grow your courses. Including your first Mummy & Me Groups (3-6 years) and Superstars (7-10 years) and present a program that will captivate your audience.
  • How to effectively kickstart your English lessons using drama, movement and creative play. You’ll gain access to a whole school year’s supply of proven icebreakers, warmers, and coolers that will keep your young students engaged month after month. Each walk-through video lesson will show you how to implement the activity and manage your class successfully.
  • Time management skills and how to create your course curriculum based on the Kids English Theatre Method© & Theatre Cake Lesson Plan™
  • How to awaken your students’ senses by bringing stories to life through theatrical storytelling, dramatization, Kamishibai, story boxes, sensory bags, storyboards, story aprons, and much more.
  • Proven classroom management strategies that create positive classroom energy, help you feel more confident, assertive, and keep your students’ behaviour in check.
  • The ins and outs of singing with ESL kids and how to appear like Pavarotti (even if you don’t feel like it inside).
  • Simple but powerful techniques on how to introduce puppetry in your class, including how to choose a classroom puppet assistant, operate it and bring it to life; activities to do with puppets; using shadow puppets in the classroom; how to make different puppets with students using household objects and a puppet theatre on a low budget; and CHANTS.
  • How to get started staging a performance that’s quick and easy to organise, excites students, and impresses parents. You'll learn practical skills related to script writing, costume making, make-up and rehearsals. You’ll also gain access to tried and tested plays and comedy sketches.
  • How to eliminate headaches and get a head-start on organizing your own afterschool program. You'll learn how and where to organise your very first afterschool program. How to promote it and communicate with potential new clients. How to structure and present your first demo lessons.

Our training course members are a diverse group of individuals from every corner of the world and all walks of life and experiences. They share one overarching goal: to make a difference in the lives of young language learners. Some are university graduates, some are native speakers, others are independent ESL (CELTA/TEFL) language teachers, nursery and primary school teachers, or language school directors/owners.

Some members have no English language teaching experience but still share similar attributes, such as having a full understanding of the English language and a love of working with children. These members understand the value of using drama to develop language abilities in children and are fully committed to making a difference.

Since 2017, hundreds of teachers from across the globe have attended Kids English Theatre© teacher training courses. Our teachers have come from France, Spain, Bulgaria, Greece, Poland, Tunisia, Bosnia, China, Taiwan, Israel, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Russia, Slovenia, India, Philippines, Australia, USA, South Africa, UK, Switzerland, Slovakia, Chile, Uruguay, Armenia, and Germany ­– and the numbers grow after each cycle.

Who is the Program Not For?

This course is NOT for you:

If you’re looking for a traditional textbook-based learning experience  

This is not a chalk and talk program. It does not include text manuals or slide presentations.

Instead, it offers an active learning approach.

Course topics are supported by walk-through video demonstrations on stage and in studio with Miranda and the K.E.T. Cut-Out-Kids. They aim to simulate a real-life classroom setting.

We want to increase your learning power by showing you exactly WHAT and HOW to deliver each activity step-by-step, so you are clear and super confident when reproducing them in your own classes.

If you can’t dedicate your time and commitment

The 7-Week program is designed to deliver life-long teaching strategies, but it takes commitment to learn them. You will progress when you take action and put the techniques into practice.

A key part of your theatrical journey is the possibility to also join Miranda’s weekly Q&A and Live Zoom Sessions where she can follow your weekly progress and guide you in every step of the program

Total course access duration is 12 weeks.

If you’re unable to fully commit to the program at this time, we advise you to wait until your schedule is free.

Program Coach

Miranda Flynn Legge is an English through Drama expert and the founder of The Kids English Theatre Method©.

Miranda is a British actor and graduate of the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she won a scholarship and was trained by prominent international directors and mentors including the world’s foremost voice coach, Patsy Rodenburg. She also shared studies with fellow actors Joseph Fiennes, Damien Lewis, Ewen McGregor, and Daniel Craig.

In 1995, Miranda emigrated to Italy and co-founded Catalyst Theatre Company in Florence. She also won a Prince's Trust award that same year to develop her work at an international level with Catalyst.

Furthermore Miranda is an accredited English language teacher with a CELTA Certificate from Cambridge University and has worked extensively teaching thousands of children of all ages and abilities.

With over 25 years’ experience working as a professional actor, English language teacher, and drama coach, Miranda has seen first-hand the real advantages that theatre techniques can offer English language learners.

In 2004, she created “Teatro Inglese Per Bambini©”, a unique English and theatre after-school program for children ages 4 to 10 based in Florence, Italy. Miranda established the first ever Mummy & Me & SuperStar groups in Italy to adopt the Kids English Theatre Method© .

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"I believe that if a child’s first encounter with English is theatrical, active and fun, they will love language learning forever. This belief has been consolidated over the years by the parents and teachers that share with us how their children’s experience in our courses encourages them to be more expressive and confident communicating in English."

The Kids English Theatre Teacher Training Academy was founded in 2017. Since then, hundreds of language teachers from around the globe have completed K.E.T. Live & Online training courses.

Miranda's experience in teaching children using the Kids English Theatre Method© has shown her how children learn fastest and what they find most enjoyable.

All her drama activities, chants, role-plays, and stories have been researched and developed over the years. She constantly devises new activities to accompany the lessons, concocting new language games and elaborating comedy skits, puppet plays and chants.

Most importantly, all her exercises have been successfully tried and tested in the classroom. That’s why she can help you save time in structuring your lessons (using the Theatre Cake Lesson Plan™) and guide you to develop ideas that will make your lessons creative and engaging straight away.

Miranda also participates in national and international conferences and university seminars for nursery and primary school educators, where she coaches others on how to apply theatre techniques to teaching English.

What you'll find inside the Program

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The online program provides a complete training experience. You’ll be immersed in all key levels of teaching young learners aged 3-10 years using theatre-based activities.

You'll follow The Kids English Theatre Progress Path™, which consists of 7 Key Step Modules. Pre-recorded Step Modules are released weekly to allow you to stay focused on one step each week and give you time to absorb and implement the content.

If you're busy teaching and happen to miss a step, don’t worry – you’ll have an extra 5 weeks after the course ends to review and catch up at your own pace.

The program is provided online through a members-only website platform. You can follow the syllabus remotely from the comfort of your own home and when it suits your schedule. It’s optimized for any mobile device, so you can also learn on the go.

Printable Teacher Resource Materials (PDF Files) are provided in each module step. They include: Flashcards, Reward Charts, Cue Cards, Story Cards, Chants, Finger Puppets, Puppet & Play scripts, Comedy Sketches, Lesson Plan Structure.

During the program, Miranda hosts weekly Live Q & A and Follow-Up Sessions in an exclusive members community where she'll monitor and keep check of the groups' weekly progress and development.

The total course access duration is 12 weeks.

PROGRAM MODULES

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STEP ONE - MODULE

This step focuses on how to structure your lessons using the THEATRE CAKE LESSON PLAN™ , break the ice with new students, and implement positive communication skills. You will explore and develop practical team-building activities to present to your first class. You will also learn simple voice and body language techniques that will help you grow your confidence and allow you to connect and interact with children.

Practical examples are demonstrated on stage by Miranda and the K.E.T. (cut-out) KIDS

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STEP TWO - MODULE

This step teaches you how to set up your courses for success. You will establish how to organise your groups ( ages 3-10 ) and discover the enormous benefits of creating and running Mummy/Daddy & Me sessions.

You’ll also learn how to combine effective movement/drama exercises with language learning to make your lessons dynamic and educational.
Powerful strategies in successful classroom management will also be developed to ensure your lessons run harmoniously.

Practical examples are demonstrated on stage by Miranda and the K.E.T. (cut-out) KIDS

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STEP THREE - MODULE

How do you introduce new vocabulary and grammatical structures when young learners have limited reading and writing skills?
This step is designed to give you a head-start in teaching English through language play. Here you will be introduced to multiple language exercises using visual aids, flashcards, and theatre props (all of which have been tried and tested in classrooms for their educational and fun factor). They are unique, physically engaging, and textbook-free.

Practical examples are demonstrated on stage by Miranda and the K.E.T. Cut-Out Kids

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STEP FOUR - MODULE

Storytelling with young language learners is different than storytelling with native speakers. The obvious reason is that foreign students often have limited or no understanding of English. Consequently, children easily become alienated and switch off from stories, especially tales that feature complex storylines, vocabulary, rhyming verses, or abstract illustrations.
This step develops in-depth storytelling techniques using drama and role-play and equips you with strategies to capture children’s curiosity and involvement.
Topics include: Storyboards, story-boxes, sensory bags, story massage, story dramatization, and the art of teaching using Kamishibai Theatre.

Practical examples are demonstrated by Miranda and the K.E.T. Cut-Out Kids

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STEP FIVE - MODULE

Children are naturally drawn to puppets and engage with them spontaneously without inhibitions. Puppets, therefore, are an invaluable tool for teaching young learners, especially those who are shy or reluctant.
In this step, you’ll explore multiple practical ideas on how to creatively integrate puppets and puppet theatre into lessons.
You’ll also study key elements of teaching young learners aged 3-10 years "action chants” and adopt theatrical techniques to stimulate children, help them learn fast, and express themselves vocally.

Practical examples are demonstrated by Miranda and the K.E.T. Cut-Out Kids

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STEP SIX - MODULE

Performing can be made simple and practical, even for teachers with no previous theatrical experience.
This Step is aimed at equipping you with practical stage-by-stage ideas on how to successfully prepare children for mini-performances/summer camp shows. Topics include: Choosing and adapting scripts for young language learners, comedy sketch examples, play script examples, directing, rehearsals, costume-making, make-up, sets, props and more.

Practical examples are demonstrated on stage by Miranda and the K.E.T. Cut-Out Kids

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STEP SEVEN - MODULE

You may think that launching your own after-school English through Drama courses is a costly business. Finding and renting a school every year, purchasing furniture and materials, and paying for expensive publicity ads is expensive. So is finding ways to attract your first students to sign up to your courses. It can all be very daunting and discouraging.
Learning through trial and error can be frustrating, time-wasting, and a drain on your pocketbook.
But there is an easier way.
This step has been created to give you peace of mind when developing the right skills and show you simple, cost-effective ways to organise your own courses straight away.

N.B. This course does not involve bureaucratic issues relating to course set-up.

Student Spotlight Stories

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My name is Alice, I’m an independent English teacher in the north of Italy. I first discovered Miranda and her training two years ago. At the time I was teaching in schools, I was already implementing some drama in my lessons, wanting to do more - but I had no idea how to do it. That’s why I decided to take part in the 5 days live training in Florence, which was, professionally speaking, one of the best experiences ever. However, at the time I was 7 months pregnant and Covid had already arrived, which made it difficult to follow as I would have wanted.

I was more than happy when I found out that Miranda was offering the online academy.
I could follow the lessons whenever I could and with my own rhythm, taking the time I needed to “digest” each and every single idea.

If two years ago I had no (or little) idea on how to implement drama in the English language lesson, I now know how to plan entire lessons using drama.

What surprised me the most is the fact that the training gives an all-around preparation. It doesn’t matter if you start from zero, or if you’re an experienced teacher: you will still find a treasure.

I have also met some amazing teachers from all over the world, such motivated and creative people - we still organise zoom calls every two weeks to keep up to date and to exchange creative ideas.

I fulfilled my dream of organising my own after school private courses, which allows me to spend more time with my family. My way of teaching has completely changed since, in a good way. I’m just having the greatest fun, and students are too. They are learning without even realising it, and they are leaving the class jumping around with a big smile.

Alice Rigotti

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My name is Georgia Pieri and I have been teaching English for 22 years. For the last 17 years I have had my own private institute in Cyprus, Nicosia. I am a teacher who really loves working with children of all ages but especially children 4-10 years old. I love exploring language and adopting new teaching methods and techniques.

I saw the Online Academy last year and I really adored the professionalism and the spark in Miranda’s eyes when she was giving her amazing ideas on her videos, so I decided to join the Academy. I really loved the programme and I want to attend all the future events created by the Online Academy.

Before I joined in the course, one ‘particular’ challenge I was facing was the fact that I didn’t know what steps to follow in order to organise my lessons and I wasn’t confident at all in storytelling and puppetry. Now I am confident enough to do it and I am grateful for getting into this amazing course.

My classes are now enjoyable, fun, creative and children are asking for more drama games in EFL. I got a thousand ideas that I can adjust to any level and I even got ideas to organise my own events like a birthday party or a carnival party, etc.

My teaching has changed overall as now I am able to teach children from 4 years old in an engaging, fun and communicative way as I carry a huge range of activities in my English teaching suitcase.

I highly recommend teaching Online Academy as it has been the best and the most educational training I have received in years.

Georgia Pieri

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I have been teaching English to young learners since 2014 in Rome. I decided to do the training programme because I felt, being completely self taught, a bit lonely in my field and I definitely needed a boost of energy and ideas.

… I decided to join the K.E.T. Training Programme as it seemed like how Miranda taught was exactly my style of teaching.  It was like I had gaps in my understanding of this profession I love to do and I felt like I needed to join the pieces together to become a better teacher.

… My biggest problem was the organisation of the content of the classes, looking at the big picture and organising a plan for the year for each different age group and class.  Continuation and repetition is important for young learners, so instead of jumping from one category to another (colours, numbers, food, furniture etc.)  , giving the lessons a theme and a path to follow helped me tremendously.

… One of the most handy skills I have learnt from Miranda which I didn’t have before I attended the programme is definitely the puppet and story-telling techniques which I have fully incorporated into my classes.

Laura Leigh Sampedro (Fun in English)

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I have really enjoyed this online course. I was looking for a course that would give me motivation, new ideas and a new way of teaching.

This course offered all of that. I love teaching, but before the course I was feeling a little stale and really needed something to change. This course helped me achieve this.

It helped me become a better teacher, gave me confidence in myself, made feel at ease and comfortable and not afraid to try new ways, being more theatrical. It has really changed my way of teaching and my life. I am excited to go to work and have already seen a difference in the children after my lessons, they are happy, excited and speaking in English.

I'm so thankful for this course and for you, Miranda. You have really changed my way of teaching English for the better and so excited for my new future in being theatrical

Paddy Jackson

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I had never done any course before (never found anything that caught my eye, that I felt was something for me, they all look the same actually). And then, I don’t like using the word accidentally because I believe it was rather destiny, I found Miranda’s Facebook page.

This course came at the PERFECT time, when I was a bit down after the long lockdown months, it gave me a huge KICK, positive kick of energy and motivation and creativity and theatricality.

I absolutely love that sensation when I discover something new and my eyes sparkle and I bounce like a little pea (that was when I watched the storytelling step with teapot stories and kamishibai). Miranda made me feel like a child again.

Okay, I’m getting too emotional, let me write a list otherwise I will never finish this mail:

The online Kids English Theatre course:

1. It turned upside down my teaching world filling it with bright new sparkling ideas that I tested straight away on my little and big students and it worked out PEFECTLY!

2. The course is really well structured, following the steps helped me grow my knowledge and confidence gradually

3. It's such a pleasure to learn from someone who is so passionate about her job and so generous

4. I don’t know what magic Miranda used but she has woken a giant in me: a love for puppets!

Miranda ALWAYS answered my messages, even on Sundays. The course was maybe online but it made me think she was right next to me.  She gave us so much of her time (zoom meetings, messenger, Facebook lives, Saturday Q&A sessions....), much more than what was written in the description of the course

5. It's actually the only course I needed: I received practical knowledge: how to structure my lessons, examples of games, sketches, PDF printables, everything a teacher needs in a nutshell, even a teacher with a long work experience will definitely find something exciting in this course.

6. I made new friends with people around the world who share the same teaching passion. and we continue to work, exchange and grow together even if the course is over! So the story goes on. Let's say this course was a sparkle... no, not only a sparkle, let's say this course lit fire and it's my job, our job as teachers, to spread it. there you go.

Agnieszka Waskovit

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Now that I finished the course I can honestly say that I got so much more than what I expected! Right from the start I felt like Miranda opened the doors of her creativity, of her experience and of her whole teaching world to me, and this is priceless to me, I felt Miranda was really connected to us, as individuals, and not merely as students of a teacher training course.

This course has made a difference to me in so many ways, one of them is the fact that I could start putting in practice Miranda’s suggestions and her theatrical methods right away in my online classes.

That was possible because she taught us how to be flexible and during the Q&A lives she showed us in practice how to adapt her activities to make them suitable for online lessons. And all of my online students saw the difference and started to enjoy the lessons so much more!

I’m also recording different video lessons based on stories and nursery rhymes that I represent with my cardboard puppet theatre and I’m about to record a series of videos on classic stories using different storytelling techniques learnt in the course.

Everything is online at the moment, but as soon as we’ll be able to go back to face-to-face lessons my dream is to create, along with the school I work for, a “theatrical setting” to begin our English Theatre after-school program.

I could go on and on telling you about how many things I Iearnt and enjoyed in this course, but I'm afraid my email would become too long …

So, I'm going to mention a few topics that were of great help to me and that have changed my teaching approach:

- Classroom management and how to use rewards

- How to go out of my comfort zone and create my own chant

- How to use creative and active Storytelling methods (I enjoyed every single one of them and my goal is to try them all in the following months)

- How to create theatrical props from scratch in a few minutes and how to use them in the lesson

- How to give life to our puppets by giving them a personality and believing and loving them...

and so, so many others...but most of all , the greatest lesson I learnt and that I also mentioned in one of my comments on the FB group is this:

I learnt that being a teacher is all about real connection, about passion, about humour, about laughing at ourselves and laughing with our students and having fun together while learning.I learnt that this is the key to a successful and enjoyable teaching career️ that's what I'm going to take with me and to cherish for the rest of my teaching life.

Alice Lembo

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Before taking part in the course, I had taught ESL and EFL to young learners for some years. However, I felt something was missing. Besides, there was something I didn't like in the way language schools or some suggested lesson plans encouraged us, teachers, to do in the classroom, and I was looking for answers and new ideas.…It wasn't easy to engage all learners. I tried to do so by changing activities and trying to please all learning styles. But it wasn't enough.

I wanted to become a better teacher, I wanted to help children learn more, and I wanted to have "magical" lessons.

I loved it (the course) in all parts. If I had to choose, I would say that storytelling and the music &  performance modules were mesmerising to me.

However, the last module about managing the courses and shows was essential to understand better how to create my product and try to sell it.

…Indeed! They have given me the chance to show my potential as a teacher and make children smile and have fun.

Even and especially during the Covid19 lockdown, I think all skills that I learnt gave me an extra push because I immediately offered online sessions. I tried to add an element of surprise in our online sessions, too. I tried to use both physical props, music and sounds to engage learners and offer a multi-sensorial lesson. And it worked! Children and parents enjoyed it, and I made my best to give learners a set routine and a happy and fun moment.

Letizia Polidori Rossi

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First off, I want to thank you for creating this online experience and inviting us all into the world of Drama.

I have to say I really enjoyed the class and how you put everything together.  I have taken many classes online, university courses, certificate programs, correspondence trainings, and have even taken yoga trainings but nothing I have taken in the past compares to what you have created in your course.

The fact that it was all videos and very little reading was great!

For an online class, it felt very hands-on and I was easily able to take what I watched and adapt it for my classes at school.  As I have told you previously, I am a kindergarten teacher so my main age group is the “Mummy and me” age.

The first few weeks I basically went though just that age group while I worked along with all the other teachers through the steps.  I was very happy you gave us extra time with the steps once the initial weeks were over.  Actually, the first week of February I was on my winter holiday so I went though everything from start to finish.  It was time consuming but since I could not travel it was fun to have something to do and it did not disappoint.

I went through the whole course in one week and still wanted more when I was finished!  I have never had any online class keep me so focused and energetic about going though it and taking notes.

I now have a half a notebook full of Drama notes that I am very excited to use next term with my kids and for the rest of my life.

Laura McLeod

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My name is Abir, I am a Tunisian woman, graduated from one of the Tunisian Art universities …

after graduation I was working in a private language school for adults.  I really loved teaching and my students  always said that I am a good teacher but I wasn't happy,  I wanted to do something different but I wasn't sure about it. I had some trouble in my job, I couldn't get along with some colleagues so I quit my job…

….one day I decided to launch my own language school. I thought that once I started I would reach my goal and I would be happy but no, my situation got worse, my thoughts were scattered

...I tried to do a lot of research on how to teach with your way, I wasn't sure about what I was doing, I was improvising

….thanks to your course I’ve become more confident , organised and know what I’m doing...

…drama skills did not only change my way of teaching but also my way to see my future. I have discovered my talent in story telling which I want to develop …

… your teaching way, your ideas, your generosity, your great empathy and your beautiful smile , made me believe in fulfilling my dream …

… after i came back, I had many offers from many places in Tunisia ( I even had an offer to teach in a place 300  kilometres far from where I live and another place that is 65 kms far) I  believe i  have great potential to be a good kids English theatre in Tunisia

Abir Ayadi

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To follow your course was professionally (I say it without exaggeration,) one of the best decisions of my life.

I landed in a fresh and full of enthusiasm environment and meeting other freelancers involved in this job gave me new energies. I am still actually in touch with the other girls and we exchange advice, suggestions, ideas, doubts. We support each other in the professional issues and sometimes in the private ones. In short, we have become girlfriends!

…the course has helped me to organize that scrappy and vast baggage of information and activities accumulated in these years and gave me the method that has allowed me to free myself from manual schemes giving me much more confidence.

(I had) a wonderful experience on the island of Procida in the only public school where I received many compliments for my personality and the appeal of my courses on the kids. (They called me again for this year.)

Naples is a wonderful but difficult city speaking about jobs and career but here is my point of view: I take the pros and cons choosing to reinvent myself and be constantly updated. Thanks to the success of my last year's course they have also offered me a project of bilinguismo and storytelling in the school where I work currently.

So I would say that the course was great to me!!!

... thanks because with your charm and enthusiasm you were a great source of inspiration to me.

Valentina De Fraia

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It has been a great and enjoyable adventure for me. From a professional point of view, I can say that I have learnt a lot, in particular I feel now much more comfortable in planning my activities and lessons...the messy and confused ideas and activities that I had before, have a shape now, a structure.

You gave us not only your experience and your knowledge but also a scheme on which we can work to create and elaborate our ideas...in one word I have got a method now!

From a humanely point of view I appreciated the progressive sharing of ideas and experiences among the group members, the supporting spirit we had and your professional way to support us, to boost our personality and confidence without forcing, but constantly supervising and being present with your support and precious suggestions.

...This morning I came back to my 5 years classes. We reviewed weather vocabulary with the pocket cube, practicing all together the question “what’s the weather like”, then slow reveal game and fast pop-up and finally we played uncover the card…. The whole lesson was a hit!!! It worked so well that children started crying at the end of the lesson and they told me that they had never had so much fun before…..THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH...

Marianna Esposito

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Online Academy Members Area

  • Exclusive Access to 7-Step Video Modules Released Weekly to help you stay motivated and consistent
  • 140 PLUS Video Lessons and Demonstrations
  • Teacher Resource Materials (Printable PDF Files) - Flashcards, Reward Charts, Cue Cards, Story Cards, Chants, Finger Puppets, Puppet & Play scripts, Comedy Sketches, Lesson Plan Structure
  • Weekly LIVE Q&A and Follow-Up Sessions where Miranda Flynn Legge gives support and monitors group progress and development
  • Exclusive Access to the Online Members' Community, away from the noise and distractions of the web - where you have the opportunity to meet like-minded teachers from around the world, share progress and get support
  • Total 12- Week Program Access
  • Access to Member Area from PC, Tablet, Smart Phone, Smart TV and Iphone App
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"Will this program work for me?"

What’s holding you back from taking the next step of your professional journey? Are you asking yourself …

“How is this program different from others?”

- It’s different because The Kids English Theatre Method© is a formula you can find only here.
- It gives you fresh perspectives on teaching young learners and unlocks the secrets of using theatre-based activities in the classroom.
- The content strategy, drama and language exercises, chants, role-plays, stories, skits, puppetry and scripts included in the program are based on 25 years of hands-on teaching experience and have been researched, devised, and developed specifically for ESL learners by Miranda Flynn Legge. PLUS, they’ve all been tried and tested in class.

“There is already so much free language teaching content available online”

Yes, true! But so much of that free content can be overwhelming and it can be confusing to know where or how to start structuring your lessons.
This online program cuts out the guessing work and gives you a fast track roadmap to teaching English through Drama and play.
We provide you with core skills, structure and lesson plan content, PLUS we show you step-by-step HOW to implement these skills with your students.
The Online Academy is not just an online course, where you're left to study alone, it’s a coach-led program with live sessions for Q&As, group work, task reviews and a supportive community of like- minded teachers from around the world.
Miranda is present in every step for guidance, to help you apply the course material and give you the accountability you need to get results.

“What if I’m busy and don’t have time to follow the program?”

After the completion of the 7-week program, you’ll have 5 extra weeks to study the entire course at your own pace. You'll have a total of 12 weeks access to the program.

“Course Value"

You’ll receive the same content (and more) that Miranda teaches in her live course, but in the comfort of your own home! What’s more, you’ll save money – unlike the live course, the online course requires no travel expenses, restaurants or hotel accommodations to book.
This is an exclusive, one-time special offer for this year!

Testimonials

What Teachers Say About Kids English Theatre Training Courses

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Online Academy Member Comments

...The whole course was one of the best experiences of my life.

It helped me feel even more confident as a teacher and for sure it will be a never ending and fruitful inspiration for my teaching future.

Thank you, Miranda, for making it possible for us and all of you wonderful teachers for sharing the experience with you.

~ Anna Brudkiewicz (Poland)

…Can you imagine my excitement when I read your email about an online training academy?

Now I have finished the course I feel blessed to be part of your academy with other teachers! Miranda I have to say you are one of a kind. So generous, supportive, polite, funny and most of all professional! I learnt so many things and I became more confident and much more creative! I can’t thank you enough!!

~ Helen Dougekou (Greece) 

Thank you so much Miranda Legge for taking us by the hand going together you on an exciting journey of theatricality. I am grateful to have been part of it! Big hugs from Mexico.

~ Anja Schwarzbach (Mexico)

The course was such a life changer for me 

I didn’t have the possibility to attend the course in Italy in the past so I was so happy to see Miranda opening an online edition! And for sure I’m going to be there in Florence when it’s finally possible! It was also so fantastic and motivating at the same time to see so many people with that great energy for teaching.

~ Anna Bekier (Poland)

Thank you so much Miranda Legge for the amazing gift of your knowledge and the experience and thank you all of you lovely teachers for giving me again hope there is a cure for monolingualism! And that is through drama,as our great teacher says: be theatrical.

~ Inés A. McCahearty

Miranda, you are one of a kind. Your professionalism is admirable and your zest is contagious.

I would gladly redo your course again and again!

Thank you for making me a member of this wonderful theatrical family along with so many creative colleagues from all over the world.

~ Evi Karydi (Greece)

I started using the Kids English Theatre method this summer, right after I completed the course, and I have to say it has been a huge success 🙂
Many of the kids who attended in the summer are now signing up for our after school courses.

I've had trial lessons with 4-5 and 6-7 year-olds this week which were really successful so now I'm about to start planning my lessons with them.

 

~ Zdravka Georgieva (Bulgaria)

Still have questions?

I have never taught children before

We are strong advocates of learning by doing, and all our participants actively take part in our Online and Live Training Programs. We know that the prospect of teaching children can be overwhelming. This is why we start by providing practical demonstrations on how to teach and interact with children of all ages. You’ll also be given opportunities throughout each program to practice and be critiqued on what you learn, which will help you build confidence and provide a starting point from which you can develop ideas of your own.

How can I teach children English through drama if I’m not an actor?

You do not need to be an actor to teach using the Kids English Theatre Method©. The purpose of The Kids English Theatre Method© is not to turn you into a budding young thespian but to show you that by learning and adapting simple drama techniques you can interact, connect with, and energize children and make your English lessons original, fun, active and exciting. In other words, you can make an impact in a child’s life while doing something you enjoy. It’s a win-win arrangement.

I’m not native English- I can’t compete with native English speakers

It is surprising to know that many ESL native-speaking teachers are only formally trained to teach adults and have little or no experience in teaching young children. Once you’ve completed the Kids English Theatre© Teacher Training Program, you’ll be able to apply a multitude of dynamic and unique skills dedicated specifically to teaching young children English using drama.

What can I do once I’ve completed a Kids English Theatre© Training Course?

Here are a few suggestions:

  • Organise your own after-school English Drama courses
  • Organise English Drama Summer Camps
  • Offer extracurricular English Drama courses to schools, playgroups, theatre companies, or cultural associations
  • Work from home or offer courses in other people’s homes
  • Organise English Drama birthday parties
  • Offer English Drama courses at hotels, campsites, recreational centres, or even cruise ships!

Is Kids English Theatre – Teacher Training Course a franchise?

We are not a franchise.
We are an independent company with a global reputation, established to share The Kids English Theatre Method© and help language teachers become the best they can be.

We offer a proven teaching method that works! It works because children love it, and parents and teachers see fast and long-lasting results.

I have small children of my own and need to teach from home

The Kids English Theatre Method© is ideal for teachers with young children. It allows them to create their own informal play groups and teach kids – including your children – from your home or a friend’s home.

What’s best about following a Kids English Theatre Online Program?

  • It provides you with a lifelong education in innovative teaching methods
  • You’ll become a unique language and drama teacher
  • You’ll make long-lasting positive impacts in children’s lives.

Hear What Teachers Say About The Online Academy

More Teacher Comments

My trial lesson for a mini-group went great, kids had fun and were amazed by all the activities!! I followed the trial lesson plan which you gave us. And they want to continue with the whole 3 months´s course!

I am so grateful and happy that I could be part of this amazing course! For me, it was the best investment ever. I just love the way you teach kids, your ideas, energy and enthusiasm. And that is highly infectious.

And I am so happy that I´m already involving the theatrical ideas from our course into practice (for now only for individual online lessons), but 4.10 I´m starting my first mini-group offline. Hurray!!!

~ Tatàna Navrkalovà (Czech Republic)
 

The most amazing, hands on, practical and informative teacher training that I have ever participated in. Miranda not only knows her stuff but is so willing to share. I feel I have been given permission to "shine". Thank you 🙂

~ Tory Chavand 

You have exceeded my expectations. So skilled, clear, professional, emphatic, energetic, joyful, lively and inspiring. Thanks again for the awesome training week. Keep us updated for what’s next. 😘 all the best 💪🏻

~ Nadia Marangon  

Is it even worth doing for the second time ? Absolutely yes 👍👍I DID 😊😊thank you Miranda 😘

~ Valeria Spreafico

Thank you Miranda ❤️The support and the knowledge you gave to us was miracle and amazing love u so much

~ Manjula Lelwala 

 Amazing experience!!!!! Loved every bit of it!! Thank you Miranda for sharing your theatrical expertise!!!💗

~ Jane Pansalfini

Thank YOU Miranda for being so motivating! You’ve inspired us all and as far as I’m concerned it was the most “intensive” week of my life, but I’d do it again starting next Monday 😂
I’m missing you already and I feel blessed for having been part of this incredible experience ❤️

~ Sara Di Crescenzio

Enroll Now

Kids English Theatre Online Academy

Enrollments Open from Monday, October 25 to Saturday October 30, 2021

Program Start Date: Monday 1, November 2021

2021 Exclusive One-Time Special Offer 50% Discount (Full Price Euro 950)

Euro 475 (+ VAT / TAX if due)
  • Exclusive Access to 7-Step Video Modules Released Weekly
  • 140 PLUS Video Demonstration Lessons
  • Teacher Resource Materials (Printable PDF Files) Including Flashcards, Reward Charts, Cue Cards, Story Cards, Chants, Finger Puppets, Puppet & Play Scripts, Comedy Sketches, Lesson Plan Structure
  • Weekly LIVE Q&A and Follow-Up Sessions Hosted by Miranda Flynn Legge where she will support group progress and development
  • Exclusive Access to the Online Members' Community, away from the noise and distractions of the web - where you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded teachers from around the world
  • Total 12- Week Program Access
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