English with Drama

Who is this course for?

Designed for groups who want to combine a general English course with daily drama workshops which follow a weekly project or theme.

Typical Themes:

Greek Theatre

This is a great introduction to the origins of Western Theatre that combines theory with practical activities and quickly builds students' confidence, teamwork, trust and performance vocabulary.

Gods, Goddesses, monsters, myths and legends are the themes for these workshops. Students will be taught projection and care of voice using professional performance techniques to effectively perform as a Greek Chorus.

Acting and Directing

Plays are written to be performed - not just read. Students will be taught how to bring a variety of short funny scripts to life by writing stage directions. They will create characters using gestures, body language and facial expressions, and consider their on-stage relationship using improvisation games. Students will have the opportunity to direct scenes using a variety of drama techniques.

Physical Theatre and Mask

A visual form of theatre that uses mime and body language to communicate meaning and connect with the audience. Group activities and pair work will allow students to devise, develop and reflect on movement that communicates meaning. Students will be taught how to physically embody a character and the do's and don'ts of using masks.

Special Effects Make-up

Using everyday products, students will design their own horror or fantasy make-up and be shown how to make fake blood and create scars, burns and cuts for special effects. They will learn about basic skin care and how to safely apply and remove make-up.

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Evening drama activity
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Key course facts

Class hours: 10, 12, 15, 20 hours per week

Accommodation: homestay/student residence

Activity programme: full social programme included – activities may be in the morning, afternoon or evening. The number of activities is dependent on length of stay and number of class hours – please see our sample programmes

Number of days/weeks: mini-weeks (5 or 6 nights), 1, 2, 3 or 4-week courses available

Class size: Average 16 students, maximum 18*

Class nationality: Closed or mixed** groups

Class timetable: Classes may be in the morning or afternoon

Course entry test: Online test to be submitted prior to course start date

Age range: 9-17 years old

Levels offered: A1/A2/B1/B2/C1

End-of-course certificate: yes

Transfers: Available on request

*Class sizes may increase to 18 depending on total number of students in a group. For example, a group of 51 students could be placed into 3 classes of 17

** Differences in age, level of English and programme structure mean this is not always possible to mix nationalities