Story- telling and language development; theories and practical examples
The power of the story: Using Storytelling to Improve Literacy Learning
The role of story-telling in language learning
Story-telling and story-reading: a way to enhance EFL students’ language abilities
Visit to a school and meeting with teachers who regularly use story telling in a multicultural classroom
Workshop on stories from local legends
Turning a story into a game
Visit to science centre
CLIL and story- telling
Storytelling as a strategy to increase oral language proficiency of second language learners
Improving students’ speaking skills through story telling
Motivating students to read and tell stories
Workshop on story-telling
Exploiting the advantages of story-telling
Story telling in early childhood education
Is story telling just for the early years?
Story telling for the older children
Use of story- telling to promote diversity
Story-telling and equality
Visit to historic centre - stories from ancient times
This course is held on a full time basis over one week. The course starts at 9.00 hrs and sessions finish at 16.00 hrs. The course fee is Euro 350 and it covers the course, material and trips.
Story telling is an excellent way to help students develop language skills. Story telling is a very old form of developing language but today we can combine it with new technologies so that students learn in a fun way and use modern technologies that are of great interest to them.
Story telling is a tool for language development. For students who know little vocabulary simple stories are used and very often the story telling is accompanied with visual aids such as flash cards, story boards and so on. New words are emphasised as the educator goes through the story. We can use those nouns, (names, places, persons or things) to show our understanding and meaning of the words.
There are loads of stories to chose from. We can use local legends, myths, stories linked to a particular theme, fables religious stories and other stories to help in language development.
At the end of the course, the teacher would have learnt how to:
Plan the activity of story telling
Develop and adapt the story in accordance with the audience
Use drama, body language, voice to make the story as interesting and engaging as possible
Combine music, art and visual aids to help in story telling
Assess the language ability before and after the story
Assess and monitor improvement
Develop story boards
Develop games including computer games for story telling
Compliment story telling with grammar exercises
Compliment story telling with comprehension exercises
Help the child develop listening skills
Help the child overcome communication barriers
Help the child integrate and assimilate
Assist in team building
23 - 27 April 2018
14 - 18 May 2018
18 - 22 June 2018
23 - 27 July 2018
3 - 7 September 2018
8 - 12 October 2018
5 - 9 November 2018
15 -19 April 2019
Other dates can be arranged on request.
Story-telling for language development