DRAMA FOR FUN COURSE OUTLINE (10 LESSONS)
1. Course Summary
Course Duration: 10 lessons of 1.5 hours each
Class size: ___ students
2. Course Objectives
¨ Aims to improve spoken English within a fun environment whilst developing better interpersonal skills, teamwork and greater self-confidence
¨ Drama techniques and games ensures a more relaxed atmosphere which makes language learning more accessible and applicable to daily life
¨ Facilitates the use and development of transferable skills
¨ Uses basic role-play techniques, improvisation, miming, short plays, storytelling and video depending on students’ level and ability
3. Drama Activities
To ensure effective and enhanced learning, we have selected the best-targeted
drama activities including those listed below:
¨ Warm ups / Relaxation / Vocal / Trust exercises
¨ Truthful Listening exercises
¨ Role playing
¨ Presenting skills
¨ Short Play
¨ Inter-class dialogues
¨ + Much more
Introduction to the course
Let's get to know each other and discuss our aims. The aim is to improve English and communication skills through drama and improvisation and so we have to learn to trust and work together.
Let's tell each other more about ourselves - our likes and dislikes, our hobbies and what we aim to gain from the course. In order for drama to work we must give out energy in order to gain something back in return.
We will begin with drama warm ups, loosening up the body and vocal warm ups as well. Simple drama activities will introduce us to the world of acting
e.g. mimes - can we do different emotions on our face, happy, sad, excited, angry, serious etc.
miming of simple activities like combing the hair, cooking an egg, making a bed etc.
The mirror game - each person must copy exactly what the other person is doing (i.e. mirror the other person ) take it slowly since you have to follow the other person.
Word chain story - We must assist each other in building a story so each person says one word at a time around the circle and must continue the story.
This can also be done one sentence at a time.
e.g of word chain. Person 1/ I Person 2/ went Person 3/ to Person 4/ the Person 5 / shop Person 6/ to Person 7/ buy etc
Some people in the chain can try and make it harder by throwing in a difficult word but remember the next person then has the challenge of picking up where the other person left off.
Energy game/ One person is holding a ball of energy and as they pass it around the circle it gets hotter and bigger. See if we can mime and articulate this scenario.
Animals and their sounds
Body sound effects
Matching Dialogues with person
Writing a piece for performance
Rehearsal of performance piece