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Using acting and performing arts for English pronunciation

Post by NYCKT » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:21 pm

Dear ELL Community,

I would love your feedback about a method I use to teach English for which I am creating an online course.

My background is in the performing arts and I’ve been teaching English to students of all ages, from all over the world using acting exercises and performance texts.

Instead of using textbooks, I use performance scripts, films, Ted Talks and literature.
Classes begin with a vocal warm-up (which is very silly and gets a lot of laughs!), pronunciation exercises, then we apply pronunciation techniques to a performance text. We learn to create a character, use the voice and our bodies, create a short performance, and through the process, we learn phonetic grammar rules.

I’m working on offering my courses online and I would love to know:

1. Is this something you (as an English language learner) are interested in?
2. Would you like to help me by testing a course and giving feedback?

If yes, leave a comment below or go to my website (below) and enter your email. I’m still working on things but once I have the courses ready, I’ll email you to let you know.

Thanks so much!

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