We use "A Course of Action!" in our school, an awarded, holistic method developed by Ms Irene Zachariou. It was created out of the need to connect the classroom with real life and educate the whole child. It is based on three of the most innovative educational approaches: "Drama in Education", "Theatre in Education", and "Music in Education".
Useful information about Drama in Education pedagogy
Drama in education is a unique way of learning, particularly for teaching foreign languages to children and young learners. In this approach, language learning is integrated with dramatic activities, such as role-play, improvisation, and storytelling. Students learn to use the language in context by acting out situations and scenarios, which can help them develop their speaking and listening skills, as well as their confidence and creativity.
Drama in education can be a highly effective way to engage students and create an immersive language-learning environment. It provides an opportunity for students to use the language in a fun and interactive way, which can help them develop a positive attitude towards language learning. Additionally, drama activities can help students develop their social and emotional skills, such as empathy and collaboration, which can be valuable in language learning and beyond.
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Ted-Ed Student Talks
By mastering the art of presenting to the public at school age, our students grow up into adults who have learned to combat what is scientifically proven to be man's greatest fear: Public speaking.
The Tomatis method
The voice contains only what the ear hears.
– Professor Alfred, Tomatis
If you are a child or an adult facing foreign language learning problems or wish to learn a foreign language in half the time conventional methods offer, we have the answer. It's called The Tomatis® Method, and it works miracles!
The goal of the Tomatis® Method is to give anyone wishing to learn a foreign language the possibility of genuinely appropriating its rhythms and sounds by allowing the ear to adapt effectively to this foreign music so that it can analyze and reproduce it. This requires that students free themselves from the usual rhythmic and sonorous habits of their native language, which often negatively influence learning a new language.
The Tomatis Method and Ted-Ed complement "A Course of Action!".