Registration Form SHELTA 1/9 English through Drama
Susan Hillyard's English Language Teachers' Academy
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Teaching English through Drama
Teaching English through Drama (9th iteration)
Start date: 31st March 2020
Finish date: Monday 11th May (although the site stays open until end June for you to download and revise)

Is it for me?
Do you ever feel you’d like to change the dynamics of your English language classes? Do you have some challenging students in some of your classes? Do you get frustrated with current methodology? Do you want to engage ALL your students? Do you want to solve your discipline problems? Do you want to help those who lack motivation? Do you support inclusion? Do you want to ENJOY your job and avoid teacher burnout?

If you answered yes to any of these questions this course may well be for you!

And you don’t have to have any previous Drama or Theatre experience.

This course is NOT for Drama teachers. It is NOT for Theatre teachers. It is NOT for teachers who are employed to produce school plays or concerts.

It IS for English Language teachers who want to incorporate Drama techniques in their regular classes.

There are plenty of courses on the market, some for free……but there’s not another one like this that shows you HOW to change and offers you the theory to explain to authorities and parents why you are doing so.


This FULLY ON-LINE 6 week course covers the theory behind using Drama to teach a language. More importantly it offers practical applications and activities for excellent classroom management; breathing, body and mime techniques, voice and pronunciation exercises and in the last two weeks, language games for relaxation, concentration and fluency. There will be a free live webinar once a week, with handouts, forums, readings, videos and reflective activities. Suggested assignments will be related to creating materials for yourselves and trying them out in your classrooms. There will be a Certificate of Completion for participants who have completed the required assignments.

There will be a Certificate of Completion awarded to Participants who complete the minimum requirements of answering and commenting on 3 questions in each of the 6 weeks but, essentially, this is a self study course with some Moderator intervention and you can choose to do the minimum or the maximum according to your commitments. But do understand that you get out of it as much as you put in!

Enrollment closes on Wednesday 25th March 2020
Teaching English through Drama is an on-line course for Teachers of English to Young Learners (3-18) that will focus on The Challenges and Rewards of Using Drama in ELT

Duration: 6 weeks
Venue: Moodle, ZOOM and WizIQ webinars
Webinar dates: Sundays at 14.00 GMT April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 3rd and 10th May

It's best to attend the live webinars but if this is impossible they are recorded for you to watch when convenient to you.

The course is intended for in-service teachers and teacher trainees of Young Learners (3-18) who wish to attend a short course on using Drama for ELT. Participants will be expected to participate actively on-line and do some substantial reading and researching. There will be a synchronous meeting once a week which will take the form of a meeting, a discussion or a webinar with chat.

Learning Objectives:
- To introduce in-service teachers and teacher trainees to the benefits of teaching EFL using Drama
- To view Drama as Education and a tool for ELT
- To define the term Drama as NOT theatre
- To equip teachers of all age groups, levels and abilities with a tool kit of strategies to use in the classroom
- To present a new dynamic way to teach English which is motivating for the teacher and the student

- Drama as Education: Dorothy Heathcote's legacy
- Classroom Management tips for introducing Drama in class
- Breathing, Body and Mime activities
- Voice and Pronunciation activities
- Relaxation and Concentration exercises
- Fluency activities
- Wrapping up

All the sessions will include:
- instructional input of theory with PPTs, videos, and readings from on-line sources
- an extensive bibliography for further reading
- reflection and discussions in the forums (3 compulsory questions each week plus 3 compusoryresponses)
- an evaluation of the course each week (compulsory)
- practical experience to learn to implement techniques and activities in the classroom

Facilitator: Susan Hillyard

Biodata: Susan Hillyard, B.Ed.(Hons) Warwick University U.K.
Susan has work experience in seventeen countries as a teacher, Head of Department, Director, speaker, webinar presenter, workshop facilitator, consultant, researcher, Professor and on-line tutor. She was Prof. Language IV in Lenguas Vivas and UTN Teacher Training Colleges, Buenos Aires, Argentina. She has published English through Drama with Helbling, UK, co-authored a Resource Book for Teachers Global Issues for OUP and also TDI-TKT On-line Course for Pearson, New York. She has been involved with two Theatre in Education troupes, based in Buenos Aires, as diction teacher and as an adviser. Former Coordinator, English in Action, Ministry of Education, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina, training 20 teachers through blended learning courses to teach English through Drama in Special Education. She is a British Council Trainer for EMI and Drama in China. Founder and Director of SHELTA, Susan Hillyard’s English Language Teachers’ Academy.


Duration: 6 weeks

Venue: Moodle, ZOOM and WizIQ webinars
Enrolment closes on Wednesday 25th March 2020.

There are 2 options for payment, depending on whether you may use PayPal or not:

Option 1)
For Latin American participants you may pay through Mercado Pago with all major credit cards at:
Cost: AR$ 6,000 per person

After payment is made you will receive instructions on how to enrol in the course.

Option 2)

For International students you may pay directly through Paypal inside the site here:

a) open up the page on the site using the link above
b) Sign in as a guest by scrolling down on the left
c) Click on the “buy now“ button and pay in Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account
Cost: US $ 300 per person
d) You may also click here to pay:
e) Once you have paid, you will receive a confirmation letter and further information on how to enrol.
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