LingoDrama Academy

Get qualified for teaching languages through drama.

If you ever…

  • Feel frustrated because every day you try your best to get your students to speak and engaged, but instead you get… crickets
  • Think you are failing your students every time they don’t achieve the expected results
  • Feel like you haven’t got what it takes because you see your students insisting with grammar-based approaches, rather than going with the communication flow
  • Feel overwhelmed by lesson planning, you would love to embody drama in your lessons, but you just don’t know where to start from

I say, it’s time for you to:

  • Get your students to speak spontaneously and to go with the conversation flow
  • Unleash your true potential as an inspiring language teacher
  • Become the go-to expert in drama for language teaching and in the most innovative methods that boost your students’ motivation and results
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Is that what you want for yourself

as a language teacher?

LingoDrama Academy is:

  • A method for getting all your students actively engaged
  • Language course planning made easy and time-efficient
  • Solid foundations in language teaching
  • A training format that makes language through drama teaching simple and doable

Nice to meet you

I’m Daniela, LingoDrama Academy creator. I created the Academy for helping language teachers like you to take the leap from being ‘good tutors’ to becoming inspiring, go-to experts in creating engaging, genuinely innovative and results-proven language programmes.

When I created LingoDrama I put all my experience as a suggestopedic language teacher for adults, drama practitioner and Learning & Development expert.

I strongly believe in the power of art and drama as means to guarantee all our students experience success and joy when they learn languages.

Your authentic method of teaching languages is mind blowing. I’ve never come across such an amazing way of learning during my path of study. You’re an enthusiastic, energetic and inspirational language teachers’ trainer.

Nhi

English language teacher

Why should you join the Academy?

3 good reasons explained ►

This is Language Teaching at its best

Master the most effective methods for getting your students to speak spontaneously

Get your students engaged until the last minute of your classes and boost their motivation

Plan and deliver language classes that genuinely facilitate the acquisition process and take your students to results

Create learning experiences that will make your students knock their socks off!

Trigger meaningful learning and pass on your passion for language teaching to your students

Strengthen your core as a language facilitator and unleash your true potential as an inspiring language teacher, finally!

 

Above all…

Take the leap from being a “good language tutor” to becoming an inspiring, go-to expert in language teaching.

 

Are you ready?

 

Is the Academy the right fit for you?

Yes, if you can relate to at least 1 of these 3 ideas ►

The Academy training goals at a glance

Foundations

 

➜ Build solid methodological foundations in language teaching

➜ Consolidate your knowledge about theory and practice in language teaching

➜ Master the best motivational strategies within a bulletproof framework

Innovation

 

Empower your teaching practice thanks to Suggestopedia, superior language teaching methodology recommended by UNESCO

Learn a method for putting the most innovative methods and drama for language teaching into use inside lessons/courses plans that work (without feeling confused, frustrated and overwhelmed)

Drama

 

➜ Get qualified for teaching languages through drama

➜ Become an expert in planning and delivering effective language lessons/courses based on drama and games

➜ Get trained in the bulletproof Learn English through Drama training format

What to expect from the Academy?

This is more than a digital course ►

The training programme in detail

All you need to know about content, goals, expected results... and the FREE Training Bonuses!
Click here to read the detailed programme

Preliminary Needs Analysis.

 

Weekly, 1:1 coaching sessionKick start teaching languages through drama.

  1. Introduction to the Academy programme
  2. Getting to know each other
  3. Hands on language by drama teaching

 

Module #1 - Thinking skills for language teachers.

 

Weekly, 1:1 coaching session

Module #2Foundations.

  1. GOALS. To know how to design a lesson plan for a language lesson. To be able to design lesson plans within the given framework.
  2. OUTPUT. Your own lesson plan designed within the given framework.
  3. CONTENT. How to outline and design any language lessons through a simple, clear and effective framework that facilitates the learning process
    • Theoretical framework. Neurology of learning, how the learning process works, how our brain absorbs inputs faster
    • Acquisition Unit: what it is, how it is structured
    • Anatomy of a lesson that facilitates the learning process: lesson plan analysis
    • Lesson plan designing

 

Weekly, 1:1 coaching session

Module #3 –Motivation.

  1. GOALS. To know what motivation is and how it translates into a framework and teaching strategies. To be able to laser-apply the key strategies according to the students’ needs and the didactic goals.
  2. OUTPUT. Your own lesson plan empowered by motivational strategies.
  3. CONTENT. Framework and strategies for motivating to language learning
    • Self-Determination Theory, a framework for understanding what motivation is and its mechanism
    • From the framework to the strategies
    • Delving into the strategies: practical approaches, instructions and tactics for triggering motivation
    • Empower your lesson plan

 

Weekly, 1:1 coaching session

Module #4 - Introduction to Suggestopedia.

  1. GOALS. To know what Suggestopedia is and what the suggestopedic principles are. To be able to apply the suggestopedic principles in their essence (for not certified suggestopedic teachers)
  2. OUTPUT. Self-observation.
  3. CONTENT. How Suggestopedia can help to boost your efficacy as a language teacher, even if you are not certified in Suggestopedia
    • What Suggestopedia is and how it was born
    • How to overcome the three learning barriers: the suggestopedic principles
    • How to apply the suggestopedic principles… if you are not a certified suggestopedic teacher
    • Guidelines and checklist for applying the suggestopedic principles (for not certified suggestopedic teachers)

 

Weekly, 1:1 coaching session

Module #5 - Innovation.

  1. GOALS. To know how to facilitate and speed up the learning process through the use of art, drama and games. To be able to design lesson plans based on art, drama and games.
  2. OUTPUT. Your own lesson plan based on art, drama and games.
  3. CONTENT. How to use art, drama and games for facilitating and speeding up the learning process
    • Biological reasons why art and games facilitate and speed up the learning process: the role amigdala and emotions play in the learning process
    • The three learning barriers (according to Suggestopedia)
    • The three strategies for overcoming the learning barriers: lesson designing, ludactics and drama, communication style
    • Communication style: The suggestopedic approach. How to give feedback.
    • Lesson plan analysis
    • Lesson plan designing
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Weekly, 1:1 coaching session

Module #6 - Drama approaches in language teaching.

  1. GOALS. To know which drama approaches exists and how they are applied in language teaching. To be able to choose the best drama approaches according to the learning goals.
  2. OUTPUT. Self-observation.
  3. CONTENT. In-depth analysis of the drama approaches for language teaching: how each of them works, pros and cons of each approach, suggestions and guidelines to put them into use.
    • Overview on the drama approaches continuum
    • Scripted role-play
    • Dramatized story
    • Games
    • Simulations
    • Improvisational role-play
    • Strategic Interaction
    • Process Drama
    • Suggestopedia
    • Where do I start? Guidelines for taking the first step and following up on this module.

 

Weekly, 1:1 coaching session

Module #7 - From lesson designing to course designing.

  1. GOALS. To know the foundations for designing a course. To be able to outline a course.
  2. OUTPUT. Your own course plan based on art, drama and games.
  3. CONTENT. How to design a course that guarantees results.
    • Lesson and Course compared: Differences between designing a lesson and designing a course. The training cycle
    • How to evaluate the efficacy of a lesson, how to evaluate the efficacy of a course
    • Designing a language course: From needs analysis to lessons plans: how to turn the students’ needs into lessons plans. The Acquisition Unit framework applied to course designing
    • How to assess the students’ achievements
    • Make it easy: how to turn a textbook into a course plan
    • Needs analysis: How to structure a good needs analysis, what questions to ask. Tools and tips for delivering your needs analysis and collecting results
    • Where do I start? Guidelines for taking the first step and following up on this module.

 

Weekly, 1:1 coaching session

Module #8 Assessing skills.

  1. GOALS. To know the principles of a good skills assessment. To be able to assess the students’ language skills.
  2. OUTPUT. Self-observations.
  3. CONTENT. How to assess the language skills.
    • Skills mapping, principles and methods and tools
    • From observation to evaluation
    • Reporting and communication of the output of an assessment

 

Weekly, 1:1 coaching session

Module #9Training format BOOTCAMP

  1. GOALS. To enable you to deliver lessons and courses through LingoDrama training format
  2. OUTPUT. Your own LingoDrama course outlined and the first 2 lessons planned.
  3. CONTENT. In-depth analysis of LingoDrama training format, lessons plans analysis and guidelines for creating your own courses/ lessons built within the format

 

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BONUS

Ready-to-deliver lessons plans and presentation kits

  • LD lesson plan of a 2-hour trail lesson (this is to give a taste of your course) + presentation kit to communicate the value of your course to your clients
  • LD lesson plan of a 1.5-hour online lesson + presentation kit to communicate the value of your course to your clients
  • LD course plan of a 1-week intensive course + presentation kit to communicate the value of your course to your clients
  • LD course plan of a 2-week intensive course + presentation kit to communicate the value of your course to your clients

How does it work?

LingoDrama Academy is a digital course and coaching programme designed for taking language teachers’ skills to the next level. It helps you to consolidate the foundations in language teaching and to embody drama into language teaching through a easy-to-implement framework.

Why drama?

Because drama-based methods boost your students engagement and interaction. Also, they create a pleasant and fun atmosphere so that your students will feel safe and confident in unleashing their creativity.

► About the digital course

LingoDrama Academy consists of 9 online modules packed with worksheets and guidelines. You will get access to one new module every week (sometimes every other week), so that you’ll have plenty of time for taking the online lessons and to upload the assignments (when required).

To help you to keep yourself on track with the programme, every week you will be catching up with me on a 1:1 coaching session on Zoom lasting about 30 minutes and introducing the topic of the week. The masterclass is designed to give you an overall understanding of the week’s module, as well as to catch up with me, to personalise the programme according to your needs, and to have fun! ☺

► About the coaching programme

Along with the digital course, you will get ongoing support and one-on-one coaching by me. I will be delivering this through the online forum (access it whenever you want, wherever you are), as well as by Zoom. Each Zoom session with me lasts about 30 minutes and you can book up to one session a week.

The one-on-one coaching programme gets you covered for 6 months. Yes, SIX months! ☺ This means you don’t have to rush to catch up with the modules. You can carry on at your pace, I will do the rest for you!

Whether you want to create an innovative training offer for your students or you are looking to upgrade your lessons with a fresh twist, the Academy works for you.

What you get:

► 6-month access to LingoDrama Academy digital course

► All upgrades, FOREVER and at no additional cost

► 9-module digital course (video lessons, course book, worksheets, free resources)

► 1 bonus

► Take the training whenever you like, wherever you want through my e-learning platform! You’ll only need an internet connection

► Get a whole library of guidelines, ready-made lessons plans and exercises for teaching English through drama (as well as for teaching any languages through drama)… And you are ready to go with the delivery!

► All the worksheets, resources, templates, grids, teaching guidelines (digital files)

► Course book (digital file)

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► Technical issues? Online support at distance

► Customised, ONE-ON-ONE support and coaching at distance during the implementation phases of the training. This means:

    • Get customised feedback on your lessons plans and on your delivery
    • Get FREE coaching along the way, as you implement what you learn
    • Make the most out of the Academy, totally customised for you!

Weekly one-on-one, 30-minute coaching sessions on Zoom with me for keeping you on the ball. 

  • Become a Star Student and get access to online (and in-person, post-pandemic!) training and networking events by Fast Learning School at special conditions. These include: Learn English through Drama (for language teachers and adults) summer courses in London and online classes, any further LingoDrama training opportunities.

Who should become a LingoDrama Teacher?

Established independent language teachers and independent language school owners

If you are looking to enrich your training offer and to offer a solution that sets you apart from your competitors, LingoDrama Academy provides you with all the skills and the customised support you need.

Language teaching passionate people who wish to start a career in language teaching

Get trained in the foundations of language teaching as well as in the most effective, drama-based methods for teaching languages. Benefit from a very practical approach that will help you to take the first steps.

Any language teacher wishing to embody drama in their teaching practice in a clear and solid way

If you are looking for a structured and reliable way to embody drama in your courses, LingoDrama gets you the clarity and the guidelines you need.

DO NOT get enrolled if:

  • You are happy with grammar-based approaches and you think other approaches are actually a waste of time
  • You believe what your students really want is the grammar only and you don’t mind if they are not able to speak up a conversation
  • You are happy to stick to the textbook in the activities and exercises it proposes and you are not interested in personalising your lessons

YES, the Academy is FOR YOU if:

  • You believe in the communicative approach for teaching languages
  • You like the idea of embodying drama in your teaching practice because you think this might help to encourage your students to speak more, but you don’t know where to start from
  • You want to build your career as a language teacher, to offer innovative courses and a training offer that makes you stand out from the crowd but, at the same time, you want to be 100% sure about the efficacy of the courses you offer
  • The idea of teaching languages through drama has been teasing you for a long time and now you’re just… freaking ready!

Price

Regular price: £1,200

◤​3rd Edition price: £540◢

expires on 13th May 2022 ☜

 

What is 3rd Edition price?

Join the 3rd round of LingoDrama Academy! I enriched the Academy programme with loads of new, fresh updates and resources. Thanks to the students’ feedback from the previous editions, I improved the Academy and I tweaked the programme to better meet your needs.

As a 3rd Edition student, you will receive 45% off (enrolment fee is £540 instead of £1,200), in exchange for your feedback on the course content.  At the end of each module you will be asked to fill in a feedback form thanks to which I’ll be collecting suggestions and ideas for serving you all even better. You will get access to all the changes I make to the programme based on your feedback, as well as to any future updates that I may make to make the programme even better!

 

Don’t miss this chance out:

► The 3rd Edition price is for the this round of the Academy only

► The offer related to the 3rd Edition is valid from Monday 9th May 2022 (cart open day) to Friday 13th May 2022 at midnight BST (cart closing day)

► The 3rd Edition offer won’t come back: the price is going to increase starting from the next round of the Academy

When can I become a LingoDrama Teacher?

Doors open NOW ► only for the Presentation Workshop attendees

 

The Academy doors are NOW open for enrolments only for the Presentation Workshop attendees until 29th April 2022 at midnight (BST).

 

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How can I become a LingoDrama Teacher?

➊ Hit the Enrol Now button

➋ Take the digital training course and the 1:1 coaching programme

➌ See the results on your students and grow as a LingoDrama teacher  ツ

I spent the last 10 years training teachers from all around the world to help them to embody drama, suggestopedia and innovation in a fuss-free, crystal clear and doable way. Now I’m ready to serve YOU.

Daniela

Fast Learning School

Frequently Asked Questions

Click any of the questions below to find out more about the Academy.
1) I am a LANGUAGE teacher and I haven’t got experience in teaching theatre: is this training suitable for me?

Yes. The Academy will walk you through the most effective methodologies for teaching languages through drama. Even though you don’t have experience in drama teaching, at the end of the online training you will be able to deliver drama exercises.

Furthermore, the Academy offers a mini-series of bonus lessons focused on drama facilitation for beginners.

Finally, once we will be allowed to do the live bootcamp in London again (for now this is not possible due to the pandemic), you will have the chance to practise drama for language teaching together with an experienced drama facilitator.

2) I am a DRAMA teacher and I haven’t got experience in teaching foreign languages: is this training suitable for me?

Yes. The online training will walk you through a method for designing effective language lessons. Also, it provides you with the foundations in language teaching, so that you'll get equipped in the instance you need a more solid introduction to language teaching. 

3) I am a language teacher, but I DON'T teach English: is this training suitable for me?

Yes, the Academy is about the most innovative and effective methodologies for language teaching. Please, bear in mind many of the ready-made resources I will be providing you with are for English language teaching. This means that part of the templates, and many of the lessons plans relate to teaching the English language. You will need to adapt the lessons plans according to the language(s) you teach. You can find out more about this in the detailed programme above.

4) Daniela, do you have experience in Teachers Training Courses?

Definitely YES, I've got experience in training other teachers to help them to develop their teaching skills and to grow. Over the last 10 years, I've been running teachers training courses for:

  • Language teachers
  • Teachers in other subjects
  • Organisational trainers
  • Facilitators and coaches.

I've been holding teachers training courses both in public educational settings and in private companies and private language schools. You are in good hands!

5) Daniela, is this the first time you teach LingoDrama?

No, this is not the first time I train language teachers in the training format I created for teaching languages through drama. I've been doing this for years in live, in-person training courses and online training courses as well. The quantity of knowledge to share is so big that I decided to pour it into a digital course. The Academy is the outcome of my long self-development path and it incorporates all I know about innovative language teaching as well as teaching languages through drama.

6) How will I get support during the online training?

Once inside the digital course, you'll have the chance to drop your questions and comments any time. I'll be collecting everyone's questions and I'll be answering straightaway. A ‘Q&A’ section will be available inside the elearning platform for you to consult the most frequent questions and answers classified by topics. I'll be updating and refreshing this section on a regular basis.

Furthermore, during the implementation phases you'll be asked to submit your work, so that I can give you personalised feedback. The customised coaching is a very important asset of the Academy. I just want to make sure you to become a super teacher!

Any time you will get access to the online forum, as well as to direct support by me.

Also, you can book your 30-minute coaching sessions with me on a weekly basis for 6 months. Isn't it awesome?!

7) How will I get feedback on the lessons plans I will be outlining by myself?

You'll be asked to submit your own lessons plans as part of the training. In return, I'll be reviewing your work and I'll give you feedback. Besides, you can always drop your questions and comments: I'll be happy to help.

8) Will I get a certification once I have completed the training?

Yes! Once you have completed the online training you will get a certificate of attendance.

9) When is the digital course going to start?

The digital course is going to start officially on 16th May 2022. Once you complete the purchase of the programme, you will get the welcome instructions via email. You will be able to access the digital course from the 16th May. On the e-learning platform you will find the welcome materials available for you, for getting ready before the programmes officially starts. 

I will be sending all the details and instructions via email, so don't worry: I'm going to walk you through the process step by step.

10) Is the online training scheduled at specific hours and on specific days?

No. The digital course will be available inside the e-learning platform. You can access the digital course whenever you want and wherever you are. You will be free to schedule your learning according to your needs. I'll be publishing a new module every week, so that you'll have plenty of time to catch up with both the online lessons and the assignments (when required).

11) How can I access the digital course?

Click the ‘Enrol Now’ button, complete the checkout and you will get instructions for accessing LingoDrama Academy digital course. The access will be "on" from the 16th May.

12) How much is the Academy?

The Academy regular price is £1,200. Nevertheless, only for this third round of the Academy, the price is £540. I called it 3rd Edition Price. As a 3rd Edition student, you will receive 45% off (£540 instead of £1,200), in exchange for your feedback on the course content.  At the end of each module you will be asked to fill in a feedback form thanks to which I’ll be collecting suggestions and ideas for serving you all even better. You will get access to all the changes I make to the program based on your feedback, as well as to any future updates that I might make to make the program better!

Wrapping up:

► The 3rd Edition price is for the upcoming round of the Academy only

► The offer related to the 3rd Edition is going to expire on 13th may 2022 at midnight (BST)

► The 3rd Edition offer won't come back: the price is going to increase starting from the next round of the Academy

13) How can I sign up and take the course?

Click on the ‘Enrol Now’ button and complete the checkout.

Afterwards, you'll get a confirmation email with all the instructions.

14) Will I need to buy anything else (e.g. books, software, other training courses, resources) for completing this training?

No, you won’t need to buy any other resources for completing this training. All resources needed will be available inside the e-learning platform.

15) Do you offer refunds?

Yes, I offer a refund if you claim it within 15 days from the date of your purchase and as long as you provide me with the assignments given in the modules #1, #2 and #3 and you can show you tried to follow the guidelines. Find out more about this at checkout, section Terms and Conditions.

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

Lao Tzu

Any questions, please get in touch ☛

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