Making the most of the teachers’ voice and body language

Teachers often have a creative life outside language teaching (dancing, music, painting, theatre) and I argue that the two lives, outside and inside the classroom, can be fruitfully brought together. Specifically, in reflecting on acting skills in teaching, I focus on the importance, as I see it now, of the teacher’s voice, eye contact and body language as factors that contribute to that elusive and quintessential quality in effective teaching: presence. These factors have the power to motivate learners in subtle often subliminal ways.

In this interactive and highly practical workshop, I reflect on the nature of teacher development in terms of theatrical or ‘performance’ skills; drawing on research, I will show how these qualities are an essential component in the growth of a teacher towards a more creative and effective practice. In reflecting on nonverbal behaviour in teaching.
I draw on research from the classroom (see, for example, Neill and Caswell, 1993. Body Language for Competent Teachers) to illustrate, with a wealth of actual examples from the classroom, the effectiveness - or otherwise – of the teacher’s non-verbal behaviour.


Workshop Leader: Luke Prodromou

Dr. Luke Prodromou graduated from Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and Nottingham Universities. He was for many years a teacher and teacher-trainer with the British Council. He has also worked for ESADE, Barcelona, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Thessaloniki, Pilgrims Canterbury, NILE, Bell Schools et al. He currently teaches, part-time, ELT Methodology on the MA TESOL University of Sheffield International Faculty, City College, Thessaloniki. He gives talks on English literature and he also runs an international teachers’ and students’ English Language Theatre: Luke’n’Friends, which has performed at conferences in Greece, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Argentina, Mexico, Georgia, and the UK.



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Event Date 07-10-2018 10:00 am
Event End Date 07-10-2018 2:00 pm
Participation Fee €50
Early Bird (Ειδική τιμή με έγκαιρη δήλωση-κατάθεση)
Φοιτητές (ανεξαρτήτως ημερομηνίας)
€30(έως τις 21-09-2018)
Thessaloniki (Grand Hotel Palace)
Monastiriou 3, Thessaloniki 546 27, Greece
Thessaloniki (Grand Hotel Palace)
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