Teaching EAL Through Drama: A Workshop
Jodie Whitehurst (Drama in Education Specialist, EAL Teacher and Creator of The Language Scene)
“There are very few educators who can bring drama and language learning to meet the needs of diverse institutional contexts. Jodie not only meets these needs professionally but my students/teachers have so much fun, it’s crazy! By the end of her lesson, all of our inhibitions are unleashed.” – Dr Julie Choi, Language Teacher Educator, Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
Jodie Whitehurst is the creator of The Language Scene, an organisation offering professional development, empowering language educators to invigorate their lessons through drama. Formerly a secondary school Drama and English teacher, she also teaches both EAL and ‘Drama for Language and Life’ classes to adult learners in Melbourne. As an ISSI Fellowship recipient, Jodie has travelled internationally to research the benefits and best practice of teaching EAL through drama. In 2021, she was honoured to be selected as a finalist for the Victorian Learn Local Pre-Accredited Trainer Award.
Don’t miss this energising two hour workshop, where you will learn (through hands-on participation) a series of accessible and practical drama techniques to engage and motivate EAL students while enhancing language learning outcomes.
WHEN: 2 – 4 pm Saturday 14th October 2023
COST $20 ATESOL ACT members; $40 non-members
REGISTER Click here no later than COB Wednesday 11th October 2023
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