ESOL Teacher Training: Theatre of the Oppressed for Language Teachers

This half day workshop for ESOL teachers gives a short practical introduction to using Theatre in the ESOL classroom. We will introduce participants to some of the games, techniques and exercises used in Theatre of the Oppressed, which have been adapted specifically for ESOL in order to develop language and communication skills. We will then show participants how to transform oral narratives, based on real-life experiences, into short, improvised scenes acted out in the classroom by students for a student audience.

We will cover aspects such as positioning, scene change, using props, voice projection, communicating a narrative effectively through theatre and acting out different roles and participants will get the chance to try out some of the techniques and methods.

We will explore how performing such scenes can form the basis for discussion and debate of the issues raised in the narratives. The use of games and exercises, the development of students’ reallife experiences for storylines and the repetition of dialogues are all excellent for language learning.


Concession: £20

Regular: £40

Sponsored by employer: £60

For more information on our ESOL teacher training offerings, please check out our current training brochure.

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Nov 03 2021


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm




Location TBA


English for Action London