English through Drama

Ref: C3674816

Students will have the opportunity to join in with group games and exercises which are used in drama and theatre workshops. The activities are designed to increase your confidence and your skills in group work and communication. They are a great way to become more confident in speaking English. Most importantly they will be fun. The course is run by an experienced tutor who will support and encourage you to get the most out of the course.

Course aim

Improve your spoken English and gain confidence in a relaxed and friendly course. We will use drama methods and games which concentrate on communicating and interacting.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Any level of English is welcome if you are a speaker of English as a second or additional language. A desire to improve your speaking and listening skills and abilities is essential and a willingness to participate and co-operate with a group.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Communicate more confidently in English using verbal and non-verbal skills
  • Present myself more confidently using verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  • Participate more confidently in a group
  • Apply my English speaking and listening skills in everyday life

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You won´t need a pen, pencil or a book. The sessions will be based on active learning. Some of the techniques we may work with will be story telling, listening to or watching audio or video clips, working with short pieces of text or poetry.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • The group is based on talking, communicating , group work and confidence building therefore continuous positive feedback will be given.

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • Just bring yourself and your willingness to try something different.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course

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English through Drama


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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