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Teacher Skills Forum 2020

Saturday, March 7 • 1:20pm - 2:20pm
The (second language) Play’s the thing

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Scripted plays have been used to teach second languages since the Middle Ages. In this interactive talk, I'll reflect on my experiences as both a language learner and teacher, and propose a strong rationale for the practice and performance of scripted dialogues and sketches as a core component within a modern lexical (Lewis 1993) or 'play' based (Cook 2000) syllabus.

By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
- See the advantages of working with short plays with learners of English at a range of levels
- Use a play with their learners of English
- Help learners to create their own plays in English

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avatar for Nick Bilborough - نيك بيلبرو

Nick Bilborough - نيك بيلبرو

Teacher, teacher-trainer and author - معلم ومدرب معلمين ومؤلف, The Hands Up Project - مشروع The Hands Up
Nick Bilbrough is a teacher, teacher-trainer and author. He has taught and trained language teachers in many diverse contexts in Africa, the Middle East, South America and Europe. He holds an MA in Drama in Education and is particularly interested in the role of drama and storytelling... Read More →


Saturday March 7, 2020 1:20pm - 2:20pm
Class Room (104) - First Floor
  • Strand Culture, Language and Identity