Course dates:

4 to 8 May 2020

5 to 9 October 2020

Other dates can be arranged on request.

Story-telling for language development

Day 1:

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


Day 2:

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


Day 3:

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


Day 4:

Workshop on story-telling

Exploiting the advantages of story-telling

Story telling in early childhood education

Is story telling just for the early years?


Day 5:

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