Teacher Training

LingoDrama Academy is the teacher training programme for teaching foreign languages through Drama

LingoDrama Academy is

teaching foreign languages made dramatically engaging, fun and results-proven.

☞ NO longer feel frustrated because you’re failing your students

☞ NO longer feel overwhelmed by course planning!

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► Get your students to speak with spontaneity and confidence

► Plan bulletproof language courses that take students to results and trigger meaningful learning

► Get a clear roadmap for embodying drama in your classes with ease (even though you are NOT a drama teacher!)

► Address your students’ skills diversity and enable everyone to achieve the expected results

Get your students engaged

LingoDrama Academy helps you to master the most effective methods for getting your students to speak and engaged until the last minute of your lessons.

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Get all your courses planned

LingoDrama framework helps you to design and plan language lessons and courses through a step-by-step, easy-to-implement process.

Take your students to results

LingoDrama method helps you to take all your students to the expected results.

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How to become a LingoDrama Teacher

  1. Hit the |Join Academy| button
  2. Take the digital training course, get lifetime support and coaching
  3. See the results on your students and grow as an independent language teacher.

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How does it work?

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

Why drama?

Teaching foreign languages through 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.

LingoDrama Academy consists of 9 online modules packed with worksheets and guidelines. Along with the digital course, you will get ongoing support and coaching by me.

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.

LingoDrama Academy is:

  • A method to get students actively engaged
  • Language course planning made easy
  • Solid foundations in language teaching
  • A training format that makes using drama approaches simple and doable for any language teachers.

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 for teaching foreign languages 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 lessons

If you are looking for a way to embody drama in your courses, LingoDrama framework is perfect for you.

What you get

  • teaching foreign languagesLifetime access to the online LingoDrama Academy digital course (9 modules and video-lessons)
  • All upgrades, forever and at no additional cost
  • All the worksheets, resources, templates, guidelines along with the lessons
  • Online support at distance
  • Customised support and coaching during the implementation phases of the online training
  • Access to online (and in-person, post-pandemic!) training and networking events at special conditions​
  • From the foundations to the most innovative methods for teaching foreign languages in practice: all you need to know

 

At the end of the course you will have learnt:

  1. How to create, plan and deliver effective, high-impact lessons that get your students engaged
  2. How to design language courses and lessons within LingoDrama training format
  3. How to use drama approaches for language teaching – even though you are not a drama teacher or you don’t have a background in drama

 

Also, at the end of the course you will have come up with:

  1. With the outline of your first LingoDrama course – I want you to create your own course and to be able to adapt the given training format to your needs
  2. With the plan of the first lessons of your own LingoDrama course ready to go live. 

 

This is teaching foreign languages at its best!

Detailed programme

All you need to know about content, goals, expected results... and the FREE Training Bonuses!
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Module #1 - Thinking skills foundations for language teachers

 

Module #2Foundations. STRENGTHENING YOUR CORE

  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
    • Where do I start? Guidelines for taking the first step and following up on this module.

 

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
    • Wrapping up & Activate (Motivation Quiz)
    • Where do I start? Guidelines for taking the first step with motivation

 

Module #4 - 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
    • Where do I start? Guidelines for taking the first step and following up on this module.
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1/3 Live Online Workshop, 1.5 hours – small groups. ► In The Beta Course this might be replaced by one-on-one online meetings.

  • Let’s meet up altogether online in this online event. We are going to meet up online, discuss the assignments, ask any questions and get unstuck with your lessons plans and courses outlines. The purpose of the live online workshops is to help you in the implementation phase, so that you will actually come up with the lessons plans you need to deliver.

 

Module #5 - 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)
    • Where do I start? Guidelines for taking the first step and following up on this module.

 

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.

 

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.

 

2/3 Live Online Workshop, 1.5 hours – small groups. ► In The Beta Course this might be replaced by one-on-one online meetings.

  • Let’s meet up altogether online in this online event. We are going to meet up online, discuss the assignments, ask any questions and get unstuck with your lessons plans and courses outlines. The purpose of the live online workshops is to help you in the implementation phase, so that you will actually come up with the lessons plans you need to deliver.

 

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

 

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

 

3/3 Live Online Workshop, 1.5 hours – small groups. ► In The Beta Course this might be replaced by one-on-one online meetings.

  • Let’s meet up altogether online in this online event. We are going to meet up online, discuss the assignments, ask any questions and get unstuck with your lessons plans and courses outlines. The purpose of the live online workshops is to help you in the implementation phase, so that you will actually come up with the lessons plans you need to deliver.

 

 

BONUS #1

Drama facilitation for beginners. This is a mini-series of lessons led by a professional drama teacher.

  • Drama facilitation essentials for delivering great theatre lessons (for language teachers)
  • How to lead and manage individual drama exercises and make the students unleash their creativity
  • How to lead and manage group drama exercises and make the most of group activities

 

BONUS #2

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

 

When can I become a LingoDrama Teacher?

The Academy is now up and running and I’m currently delivering the digital course to the group of teachers who signed up in the beta course (March 2021).

The next round of LingoDrama Academy will be available later in 2021.

 

Stay tuned, get notified as soon as the doors open again and don’t miss out the exclusive early-bird offer.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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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 current Coronavirus crisis), 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!

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 on 1st April 2021. Once you'll access to the digital course for the first time, you'll find modules #1 and #2 already available for you in the elearning platform. Afterwards, I'll be publishing one new module every week.

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

No. The digital course will be available inside the elearning platform. You can access to 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). The first 2 modules will be available on 1st April, afterwards I'll be publishing the one new module every week.

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.

12) How much is the Academy?

The Academy regular price is £1,200. Nevertheless, only for this very first round of the Academy, the price is £350. I called it Beta Price because the Academy is still a Beta Course at the moment. This means I am running a beta version of the Academy in order to collect feedback so that I can ensure that my students get the very best experience possible. As a beta student, you will receive 75% off (£350 instead of £1200), 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 Beta Course price is for the upcoming round of the Academy only

► The offer related to the Beta Course is going to expire on 24th March 2021 at midnight

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

13) What do you mean by "Beta Course price"?

The Beta Course price is the enrolment fee I'll be charging for this very first round of the Academy. In fact, I am running a beta version of this program to collect feedback so that I can ensure that my students get the very best experience possible. As a beta student, you will receive 75% off (£350 instead of £1200), 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 Beta Course price is for the upcoming round of the Academy only

► The offer related to the Beta Course is going to expire on 24th March 2021 at midnight GMT

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

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

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

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

15) 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.

16) 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. This is NOT applicable for the BETA COURSE. Find out more about this at checkout, section Terms and Conditions.

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