Sekundarschule:

Gymnasium, Oberschule, Realschule

"Good teaching is 1/4 preparation
and 3/4 theatre". Gail Godwin

Workshop options for secondary school classes: 

      **All workshops start at 90 minutes. It is possible to book longer workshops, which is                                           recommended for Shakespeare Speaks. Prices start at 4€ per participant and depending

on the location, the number of students, and number of teachers/actors required for the workshop.

From a pedagogical standpoint, all workshops are designed with a focus on the academic, affective and 

aesthetic sides of learning in order to assure that participants receive an all-encompassing learning                           experience. For more information, click here:

Confidence-Building Workshop - This physically and mentally active improv-based workshop allows your students to relax in English, get comfortable and learn how to have fun with the language. Each workshop is led by a native English speaker who will get the class warmed up physically, mentally and vocally. The teacher then leads the students through a series of improv games and scenes wherein they speak and act spontaneously, react to the suggestions of others, and learn how to be natural without relying on prepared responses and memorized phrases. This workshop shows students that they CAN speak English, which boosts their confidence in the regular classroom. 

 

Team-Building Workshop - Learning to be part of a team is incredibly important now more than ever. After nearly two years of off-and-on home-schooling, students' abilities to be part of a team are suffering. Through a drama-based pedagogy approach, this workshop gives students the space they need to learn how to work with their classmates again. They learn that the success of the person next to them is also their success and that the qualities that make each person different are just as important as those that make them the same. Each sequence of the workshop is comprised of an activity followed by

reflection, which allows the students the time they need to be mindful of what they've just done. 

 

Shakespeare Speaks - This very special workshop is designed for students pursuing their Abitur in English. In this workshop your students will delve into the world of Shakespeare and experience the language and characters, not just in an academic way, but the way professional actors do!

 

The 3 Options:

   

   One 90-minute workshop:

This one time workshop is a great introduction to The Bard's works. 

The main focus is on learning about the rhythm of the language, the emotions, pronunciation,                 and how to dissect 'all the fancy words'. This workshop gets your students up and moving so                 they can experience Shakespeare in action. 

As a culmination of the work done, your students will have the opportunity to present a scene                 from A Midsummer Night's Dream to their classmates.

   

   Two 90-minute workshops:

This 4-unit workshop can be done in one day or two. In addition to learning about the language 

and playing around with it, like in the 1-session workshop (above), students will learn about                     Shakespeare himself, 16th century London, and experience what it was like to go to The Globe

as a 16th century peasant. 

Additionally, participants will learn about the characteristics of Shakespearean dramas and                       comedies, and will be able to choose a scene from Macbeth or Midsummer to present to the class

     Three 90-minute workshops: 

This all encompassing 6-unit workshop can be done over 3 days, but is also perfect for a                         'Projekttag'. In the first section of the workshop, the participants explore Shakespeare's idioms, 

poetry, insults and little know facts about how he lived and time period in which he lived. They 

then go on to learn about and practice the language as in the previously described workshops. 

Whether it's just a one-day workshop or all six units, it cannot be over-stated how this program brings Shakespeare alive to the students and makes the person as well as his works relevant and interesting to all who participate!

 

              

Special Requests: If you don't see what you're looking for, please feel free to contact me and let me know what you're thinking of or what the weak points of your students are; I'm happy to tailor something to what you need.