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Bringing Language to Life – Teaching EAL to Adults through Drama

October 15, 2019 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

- $10.00 – $20.00

Jodie Whitehurst

Williamstown Community and Education Centre

Tuesday 15 October, 5-630 pm

Using drama techniques in the teaching of adult EAL provides learners with authentic, meaningful contexts in which to practise the language, while increasing their motivation and speaking confidence. Drama can also energise a class and build a sense of trust, empowering students to take more risks and develop their communication skills. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn some useful drama-based activities which can easily be adapted for various language levels. You don’t need to be an actor, an extrovert or have a background in drama teaching; just bring an open mind and a sense of fun!!

Please note that this session is designed for adult TESOL teachers, but all are welcome to attend as the ideas are transferable to other age groups.

Jodie Whitehurst teaches adult EAL classes at Williamstown Community and Education Centre. A former secondary school Drama and English teacher, Jodie has always been interested in the benefits and best practice of bringing drama methods into the adult English language learning space. This topic was the focus of her research project for the Master of TESOL she completed in June, 2019. Additionally, as a recipient of a 2018 ISS Institute VET International Practitioner Fellowship, Jodie has recently returned from a trip to Europe and Canada, through which she gained a wealth of knowledge and skills in this field. She is passionate about sharing this knowledge with other practitioners who are interested in using drama techniques in their EAL classrooms.

VicTESOL Members $10

Non-members $20


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October 15, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$10.00 – $20.00
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Williamstown Community and Education Centre
Joan Kirner House, 14 Thompson St, Williamstown
Melbourne, Victoria 3016 Australia
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