ExpiredEmbedding Process Drama in French as a Second Language Context: Exploring Authentic Communication (Gr. K-8)

Course Code: SI-3

Part 1 – August 18, 2021; Part 2 – August 19, 2021


In this two-part OTF Summer Institute, participants will explore ways to facilitate subsequent language learning in the classroom using Drama techniques. Together, we will explore ways to expand the power of “action-oriented approaches” using Drama. We will harness the power of process drama to activate communication, critical thinking and problem solving to create immediacy with our students and elicit deep engagement with subsequent language. Join us as we create authentic contexts which invite students to become authors in real time, suspending their disbelief in ways that simulates immersion through role-playing. The facilitators will share their experiences with inhibited language learners who reached beyond their comfort zones to engage in meaningful and imaginative communication through Drama. Participants will come away empowered to try these approaches with a variety of provocations for language experiences. Throughout the Institute, participants will experience examples of process drama in action and will leave with strategies to promote safe risk-taking in improvisations and process drama in the French as a Second Language classroom. This Summer Institute is facilitated by members of the Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE), a subject/division association in Ontario.

Presenters: Tessa Lofthouse, Line Roberge & Daniel Schneiderman

This two-part Institute takes place on August 18, 2021 and August 19, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

*You only have to register for the first session if the institute you have selected is two parts. You will automatically be registered for both parts of the institute.

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** A Zoom link will be sent in a separate email with login information one day before the institute**

  • August 18, 2021
    9:00 am - 12:00 pm