KIDS ENGLISH THEATRE© CERTIFIED TEACHER TRAINING RESOURCE PACK
What is the Kids English Theatre©- Teacher Resource Pack?
The Video Course and Resource Pack offers course participants the opportunity to refresh the highlights of the LIVE training programme. It is aimed at giving both professional and newbie ESL (English as a Second Language) teachers, a headstart on how to teach young learners English through drama and play.
Who is the Teacher Training Coach?
The video course is presented by Miranda Flynn, professional actor with a diploma from The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and accredited English language teacher with a CELTA Certificate from Cambridge University.
Miranda's pluriannual experience in teaching children using the Kids English Theatre Method has shown her how children learn best, how they learn fastest and what they find most enjoyable. All her drama games, role-plays and stories have been researched and developed over the years. And she constantly devises and experiments new ideas and activities to accompany lessons, concocting new language games and elaborating skits and role-plays.
Most importantly, all her exercises have been successfully tried and tested in classrooms. She can therefore, principally help you to save time organising your lessons, balancing your activities and guide you to develop ideas that will make your lessons creative and a success straight away.
Why use Drama to teach a language
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 approach and appealing to children’s different learning styles. Theatre and play provide ideal instruments in helping children focus their energies and improve their communication skills by learning actively and creatively.
With the Video Course, you will learn that by adopting some simple theatrical techniques, you can interact and energize children and make your English instruction active, fun, exciting, and above all, totally unique.
In other words, you can make an impact in a child’s life while doing something you enjoy. It’s a win-win arrangement.
How is the video course structured?
The video refresher course provides simple steps on how to teach young learners aged 3-10 years through theatre, fun and games.
You can access and watch the video course from the comfort of your own home on your pc, cell phone or tablet, whenever or wherever you wish simply by logging into your K.E.T. account.
Video Course Overview
- Tips for learning the principles of powerful classroom communication
- Suggestions on how to incorporate drama techniques and active language games in lessons
- Advice on introducing essential didactic materials and theatre props
- How to use music and songs as effective teaching tools
- Storytelling, role-play and puppet tips on teaching target language
- Your first steps to structuring lessons using drama
- How to Stage a play: Key elements to performing with children using role-plays and comedy skits
Includes 14 videos/13 course chapters
Teacher Resource Handbook 2 - ESL Flashcard Games Props and Puppets
Video Duration approx one and a half hours
Teacher Resource Handbook 3 - Storytelling, Skits and Role-play
Complete video course transcription
Teacher Resource Handbook 4 - Flashcards
Teacher Resource Handbook 1 - ESL Drama and Movement Games
Video Course Program
HOW TO STRUCTURE CLASSES
Learn how to get the best out of children by adapting and varying activities
- Choosing a teaching puppet
- How to bring a puppet to life
- Songs and games with puppets
The importance of breaking -the-ice with new students and creating a pressure-free environment
Top tips on saving yourself hours of preperation time getting your first lessons set up
Tips on how to adapt and dramatize stories for ESL using story-boards, story-boxes, puppet theatre and role-play
THE RULES OF DRAMA
Guidelines on how to introduce ESL Drama activities to young language learners
Ideas on how to create clear, well-structured lesson plans
- Comprehensive objectives
- Variation and organisation
HOW TO STAGE A PLAY
First steps to performing with children
- Open lessons
- 10-minute role-plays and comedy skits
KIDS ENGLISH THEATRE ORIGINS
Dream big, start small
VISUALS AND PROPS
Ideas on how to integrate flashcards, real objects and props to make language learning exciting and fun
- Simple stage directions
- Turning small voices into roars
- Learning lines
- Costumes, prop-box and make-up
- Show programmes, 6. Conclusions
Learn how to be the the best teacher you can be
- How to create a positive classroom atmosphere
- Voice techniques
- Positive body language strategies
- The DOs and DON’Ts of singing,
- Tips on selecting suitable songs for children of all ages
- Active Songs and Role-play Songs
Teacher Resource Pack
The Teacher Resource Handbooks are brimming with fresh, uncomplicated, tried and tested drama activity ideas, games, flashcards and comedy sketches and performance guidelines - all clearly organised and ready for you to put into practice with your children straight away! All the activities included in the Handbooks are designed to save you time preparing and structuring lessons on your own so you can simply get on and enjoy what you do best…teach!
ESL DRAMA AND MOVEMENT GAMES
The ultimate ESL Drama teacher resource combines simple, practical theatre-based activities and creative movement games, aimed at energizing children and making sessions fun, exciting and above all, totally unique! Exercises are accompanied with “no-fuss” instructions and illustrations and have all been tried and tested hundreds of times.
Pages incl: 1-34
ESL FLASHCARD GAMES, PROPS AND PUPPETS
The resource book is teeming with fresh ideas on how to adopt flashcards, theatre props/didactic materials and puppets. All activities are tailored specifically for young learners aged 4-10 and provide plenty of teaching strategies to make sessions fun and original and save teachers preparation time. Exercises are accompanied with simple instructions and illustrations and have all been tried and tested
Pages incl: 1-24
STORYTELLING SKITS AND ROLE-PLAYING
Top tips and suggestions on how to introduce stories and role-plays and transform them into entertaining, magical learning adventures. Also includes a guide to "putting on a show" and performing with children...stress-free! In addition there are “bite size” comedy classroom skits; simple and quick to prepare and ideal starters for teachers and students with no previous acting experience.
Pages incl: 1-29
A selection of colourful picture cards to accompany games provided in Handbook- "Flashcard Games, Props and Puppets” Includes: Animals, Family, Weather, Family, Emotions, Food Action verbs
Pages incl: 1-61