This course provides a comprehensive and practical introduction to using drama techniques and activities, and play-based learning in the classroom. It will equip you to confidently prepare and deliver engaging lessons and courses to teach soft skills using drama.
The course provides a solid foundation for teachers considering the Trinity CertPT in Teaching Soft Skills with Drama.
Helping your learners to master soft skills will open opportunities for their future study, work, and everyday life. Using drama activities and methods is one of the best ways to teach and practise essential soft skills through a fun and exciting learning environment. Teachers place a larger emphasis upon ‘doing’ rather than memorising, allowing students to engage with any topic in a more collaborative and hands-on manner.
“Many pedagogical experts argue that schools should switch to teaching ‘the four Cs’ – critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. More broadly, schools should downplay technical skills and emphasise general-purpose life skills. Most important of all will be the ability to deal with change, to learn new things, and to preserve your mental balance in unfamiliar situations.” – Yuval Noah Harari, 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
Through drama activities, your learners will cultivate
all while having lots of fun!
This course is for you if
This course might not be for you if
Our typical trainees include
Not all teachers have drama experience, and the thought of integrating drama methods into teaching may seem daunting. However, incorporating drama into the classroom does not have to be through extravagant teaching plans or large-scale performances. Sometimes, even the smallest activities can make a huge impact.
This online Teaching Soft Skills with Drama course will better enable you to
You can progress through this course at your own pace, watching videos, listening to podcasts, observing trainers, sharing ideas with peers and completing reflective tasks. There are tests within the course, but these are not as rigorous as those on the Trinity CertPT in Teaching Soft Skills with Drama.
A pass in the final quiz is required if you wish to be awarded a certificate of completion.
You will find multi-modal and engaging content, including
Teaching through drama helps students to gain creative problem-solving skills, develop both verbal and nonverbal communication, as well as building cooperation which can help students feel less isolated and encourage them to help one another in the learning environment.
Dr Ezekiel Chattell
TYLEC and CertTESOL Trainer
Course Director, DipTESOL Trainer
Dr Chattell lived in China for over 10 years. His research focused on experimental teacher training programmes related to encouraging creativity. His projects included collaboration with the Centre for Teacher Education Research at Beijing Normal University. He was a member of the Comparative Education Society of Hong Kong and served as Head of Academic Training and Support for Drama and the Performing Arts for China at Trinity College London.
Eve has worked in Spain, Vietnam and Mexico as both a teacher and TYLEC trainer as well as having worked on shorter projects in the UK, Italy, Azerbaijan and Peru. She worked for over six years for the British Council, where she discovered a love for working with children, particularly Early Years learners. Eve is a keen conference speaker and occasional writer for ELT magazines and publications.
Trinity DipTESOL, MA Applied Linguistics, BA English language
Since 2009, Kevin has been involved in teaching English in a range of different settings, teaching adults, teenagers and notably young learners in Australia, Daqing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. He has worked in language centres as a Director of Studies and in various roles in international schools. At English for Asia, Kevin directs courses and conducts online training for teachers in Hong Kong and around the world.
CELTA, PGCE, BA
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Confidently prepare and deliver engaging lessons and courses to teach soft skills using drama.
This fully online 20-hour self-paced course, is ideal for experienced teachers looking to bring drama (the good kind) into their classroom for the first time. It will better enable you to:
The course can also be used to equip you with the necessary theoretical understanding and practical skills to enrol on the Level 6 Trinity Cert PT in Teaching English with Drama.
From the date of purchase, you will have 3 months to work through the course at your own pace.
On completion of the course you will receive an e-certificate of completion.