15 + 1 free leader
All year round, except for September
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The aim of the course is to help students improve their English and drama skills at the same time
Their English improves through initial practice in adapting to listening and speaking in an English environment; text analysis of plays; close understanding of their own specific part in a short play, focus on pronunciation and word stress, group discussion and input into the end-of-course production, developing the essential confidence required to perform in English.
Theatre skills are improved through workshops designed to improve awareness of acting and theatre styles, techniques for acting, improvising and auditioning through students’ own presentations, voice and movement techniques, focus on British Theatre and in particular Shakespeare.
The course demands teamwork from all involved. The environment allows students to naturally speak and develop their English despite being in a closed group. By the end of the course the students will have worked together to produce a performance which will improve their confidence in using and understanding the English language. Of all the courses we offer at our school, it is always the theatre course that seems to give students most satisfaction and most improvement their language skills.
We would highly recommend that the group take up the offer of the Full-day trip to London on the Saturday where they can have a backstage tour f the National theatre and watch a play (backstage tour of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is also an option). To further supplement the course we would also recommend the trip to Stratford-upon-Avon for sightseeing and a Shakespeare play at the RSC Theatre. Both these trips are an extremely popular part of our summer courses and add a extra dimension to the whole course.
All of the workshops and the performance itself will take place at the school itself
Double rooms in host families – half board during the week and full board at the week-end. Cafeteria lunches Mon-Fri at school. ( supplement for single accommodation)
Supplement for single accommodation, if possible (optional)
Cancellation insurance for medical reasons (optional)