Aslihan Akcay Celik, currently working for Pearson Education, completed her B.A. and M.A. degrees on ELT at Akdeniz University, where she conducted academic studies on Teaching Children English, Drama and Language Teaching, 21st Century Learning and Generations. During her M.A. she had the opportunity to study as a guest student at University of Birmingham, which greatly helped her to master her English language and academic research skills. After serving as an Education Manager, Foreign Languages Department Coordinator, Researcher, English Teacher and Drama Instructor, she started her teacher training career four years ago.
As a Creative Drama Instructor and Master Trainer, she has delivered a great many teacher trainings and parents’ seminars all around Turkey as well as drama workshops to children, teenagers and adults both in English and Turkish.
Drama Body Speaks Louder than Words
TARGET AGE GROUP: K8
With the advances in technology, not only has the world become a global village, but also the skills and confidence to engage in the global community as educated citizens have changed markedly. Hence, multilingualism and effective communication skills have gained greater importance in terms of global citizenship. Teaching different languages at school, we aim to educate today’s children to be multilingual citizens of the global world. Yet, we do not utterly understand how significant it is to master effective communication skills and to use our body language effectively to be successful in today’s world. How much of our teaching includes emotions, voice or body language? Can we, as teachers, bring real life into the classroom and equip our learners with knowledge and skills that they can transfer outside the classroom?
In this highly interactive session, we will look at ways of integrating theatre games into our teaching through which learning becomes more enjoyable, memorable and meaningful.